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Proactive elements drive effective compliance programs

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Privacy and compliance professionals are on the “front lines” of patient care, and there’s no doubt compliance has a huge impact. It’s there to ensure all the myriad rules and regulations in healthcare are being followed, as that helps guarantee the quality and safety of patient care. It’s why American hospitals and health systems pay $39 billion per year to check the box that they’re complying with ever-changing policies around securing and maintaining healthcare data and working with controlled substances.[1] That’s a very costly intervention, and most of that spending is focused on manual tasks and audits done by highly skilled privacy and compliance individuals.

Today, many healthcare organizations still rely on a more reactive approach to staying compliant. While reactive elements are certainly necessary for an effective compliance program, the proactive elements comprise a preventive approach that drives the success of your efforts and helps create a culture of compliance.

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