UNIT I Part IV JOURNAL Instruction:

You are the newly appointed compliance officer for a major medical center in Chicago. One key objective of your compliance plan is to create a secure and effective reporting process so that you can avoid qui tam lawsuits against your hospital. Your goal is to have zero qui tam lawsuits during your tenure as compliance officer. What steps will you take to avoid such lawsuits against your facility?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary. SIMPLE SHEET / NO HEAD RUNNING / NOTHING JUST 200 WORDS _____________________________________________________________________________ DO NOT MIXED Part I & PART II. There are two different assignments. Posted separated.


UNIT I Part IV Instructions

You have just been hired as a compliance officer for your healthcare organization, and you have discovered that the food services department of the organization is not in compliance with state food safety regulations for healthcare organizations. The board of directors has requested a report from you and your team that contains an outline of the issues that have been occurring within the food services department that have caused it to become noncompliant, a plan to bring the department into compliance, and a description of how you and your team plan to maintain the department’s compliance in the future.

Your report should cover the following topics:

· a description of the foodborne hazards that have occurred within the healthcare organization that have caused it to become noncompliant,

· why it is important for patient recovery that the food service department maintain food safety and become complaint with state regulations,

· the key elements of your compliance plan, and

· the importance of internal audits and project management in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of the compliance plan.

Your report should consist of at least three pages, not including a title page and reference pages. Please be sure to use APA formatting for all sources, including your textbook. You must use at least three sources, one of which can be your textbook.

Course Textbook(s)

Safian, S. C. (2014). Fundamentals of health care administration. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.