If you’re reading this, you probably know what the OIG’s Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program include. (And if not, you can refresh your memory here. But what often goes forgotten, or underutilized, is follow through of what happens after you’ve taken the initial steps of establishing a program. Because once you have a compliance program in place, it then becomes your responsibility to make sure those elements are effective today, and remain effective tomorrow.
In order to do so, requires constant monitoring and managing of your program. Which is why around here we focus so much of our time and effort preaching the importance of risk assessments, incident reporting and management, and ongoing employee training. Specifically, you should be using those best practices for:
- Identifying Enterprise-wide Risks Through HIPAA Assessments
- Managing Incidents From Initial Report through to Incident Closure (and Corrective actions, as Necessary)
- Customizing Your Employee Training Based on Your Unique Risks to Ensure Compliance Effectiveness Moving Forward
But if you currently lack the tools required to efficiently and effectively achieve any of the above, then how can you ensure your program is–and remains–effective?
On May 12, at 1 PM ET, we’ll be hosting a webinar titled, “Harnessing The Power of Effective Incident, Assessment, and Training Management,” where we’ll begin by sharing case studies of fines and corrective action agreements (CIAs) healthcare organizations have had to agree to, before shifting our focus and demonstrating how Healthicity’s Compliance Manager solution can help healthcare entities mitigate costly audits and investigations, by ensuring an ongoing, effective compliance program.
I hope to see you there!