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Compliance officer and compliance committee: Your first 100 days

Jan Elezian ( is a Director at SunHawk Consulting in Denver, CO. Gerry Roy ( is Vice-President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

In today’s highly regulated healthcare market, a chief compliance officer (CCO) seldom has time to rest. This is clearly the case with a seasoned CCO who has been in place for some time, but even more so for one who is new to an organization. The first few months can be overwhelming—as if someone dumped a puzzle with missing pieces on your desk. This is true whether you are joining an existing compliance program or creating a new one. This article will provide a framework to help you prioritize the first 100 days in your new role.

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