Dying to Give Birth: A Public Health Nightmare

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Animal Testing and Human Health

Maintaining Standards in Biomedical Animal Testing

Maintaining Standards in Biomedical Animal Testing is Crucial

My Life or the Mouse’s: No Contest

Testing of drug therapies and performance of biomedical experiments on animals are givens in the worlds of scientific and medical research. Public outcry and violent attacks compel the enactment of laws and regulations defining limits and appropriateness in biomedical animal testing and experimentation. Nevertheless, the work continues in corporation and university laboratories across the world because the public highly values relief from pain and suffering and saving human lives more than it values animal welfare. Still, scientists and members of the public who are sensitive to the ethical and humane treatment of animals are uneasy about animal research.

Pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies, commercial medical businesses, and military defense agencies, among others, fund animal testing and experiments. If their labs do not set and maintain standards of animal testing, they risk sanctions, plus public outcry, that can damage company reputations. Because this issue affects sales and marketing, handling it requires thoughtful strategizing.

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In the Hospital and Starving to Death

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Outsource Compliance to Guard Patient Privacy

Keep patient records private by outsourcing compliance

Keep patient records private by outsourcing compliance

As technology bridges the gap between patients and clinicians, allowing remote and personalized forms of medical care, new paradigms of health-care delivery must address issues of privacy and security that arise with sharing data over the Internet. These issues are especially relevant with the advent of medical wearables or wearable health-care devices, which have seen an explosion in the marketplace and a continuing growing popularity. A good outsourcing company can ensure that your medical practice or health-care facility stays up-to-date with the latest protocols, and that your patients’ information complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

According to HIPAA, to protect health information from hackers or other privacy breaches, no personal or protected health information should be identifiable from data in electronic or digital form. This includes a person’s name, address, phone number, medical record number, and Social Security number, while the data in question may be a physical examination, lab test result, or even a vital sign like someone’s blood pressure.

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