Although the May 2022 deadline for the upcoming In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem distant, now is the time to evaluate what your organization needs to accomplish before these key dates arrive. If this feels like a daunting task, you’re not alone, as many organizations are facing the same challenges. The differences between the IVDR and IVDD are myriad and complex, and for those who are not thoroughly educated on these regulations, some components may be overlooked. This is why it’s vital to consider the following when embarking on your IVDR project, and creating the right team that will support your regulatory and compliance needs.
Our Healthcare clients are steadily and continually engaging with us to support them with consultants in key areas of revenue cycle management, including coding and auditing. This demand is well documented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the medical coding and health information sector will see a 13% growth through 2026. Compare that to the average 7% growth rate for all other occupations, and the importance these professionals play in healthcare and specifically to the projects they are placed on is clearly seen.
In May 2017, EU officials announced regulations impacting organizations that manufacture in vitro diagnostic devices in both Europe and the United States. In order to sell their products on the European market, organizations must achieve compliance with these new regulations by May 2022. While the deadline for the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem far away, when you consider the challenges ahead, it makes sense to start taking steps to prepare – especially since there are now only three years left to reach compliance.
When it comes to security in product development, there is a lot to consider, especially now that everything from vehicles to appliances are connected to the internet. Although this connectivity is highly desirable and lucrative in the market, it also opens the door to a slew of security threats. Companies that previously have not had to consider security from a technological standpoint are now creating devices that have IoT capabilities, and this inexperience leads to vulnerabilities that could have dire consequences. In fact, it is a common belief that the most innocuous devices are the ones that are most likely to be hacked and used to obtain sensitive information.
Topics: Technology Tips
If there is one phrase that describes John Demeritt, it’s “people person.” His background in sales, along with his philosophy of having respect and empathy for others, is highlighted through every interaction he has. Upon speaking with John, it is clear that he values people above all else — making him an embodiment of the core Oxford values.
Topics: Careers in Staffing
Over the last several years, data breaches have become commonplace in the news. From the Yahoo data breach in 2013, to the massive Equifax breach in 2017, and even the SingHealth breach as recent as July of 2018, data breaches are becoming more and more frequent. As the techniques of hackers become increasingly more sophisticated, the security efforts of businesses from various industries must adapt. The stolen personal data could range from names and email addresses, to medical records and social security numbers. Because of this, it’s crucial for organizations within the healthcare sector to safeguard the data of their patients and customers.
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Meet Mirjam: Last year, Oxford connected with a new consultant named Mirjam. She had just recently left a permanent role she was unhappy with, and serendipitously, an Oxford recruiter reached out with an opportunity. “A lot of recruiters don’t really approach you with [an assignment] that actually fits,” she said, so when Oxford contacted her, it was a refreshing change.
Each year, the FDLI conference in Washington, DC is a valuable opportunity to interface with industry leaders and participate in a multitude of educational sessions. With this year’s conference rapidly approaching, we look forward to the learning opportunities we will undoubtedly experience.
Denis Carroll is a level-headed, straightforward leader who brings his diverse knowledge and life experiences to his work at Oxford. After earning a Bachelor’s in History and German in college, he had the opportunity to travel throughout Asia and teach English in Korea for three years. During his time there, Denis taught everyone from kindergarteners, to doctors and pilots. Such incredible experiences have led him to understand the values of patience, calm, and not taking anything too seriously.
Topics: Careers in Staffing
Healthcare organizations turn to technical staffing providers for two reasons: 1) to fill a skills gap on their technical team; and 2) to help them through a period of change – for instance, when they are updating their electronic health record (EHR) system. Currently, the latter is the most common due the rapid rate of technological advancement. Not only is technology constantly changing, but the gap between open positions and the skills of available experts is growing — there simply aren’t enough people to fill each job role as it is created.