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2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: The Art of Collaboration

By Chris Kuhlmann, MBA, CHC, CHPC Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer Spectrum Health Lakeland Early in my compliance career, my CEO challenged me to be collaborative and welcoming as I built our compliance program.  He was concerned that traditional views of compliance programs were more about “gotcha” and less about solving problems and providing actual […]

Susan Roberts and Nadege Rochel on Creating Compliance Addicts [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub One of the most provocatively titled sessions at the 2019 SCCE European Compliance and Ethics Institute was “Becoming ‘Invited In’:  Creating Compliance ‘Addicts’ Globally.” Aversion, not addiction, is more typically associated with compliance, unfortunately, and it made me want to learn more.  So, I asked the two co-presenters to sit down […]

Alan Yuspeh Shares Insights from a Career in Compliance [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Few can look back at a career in compliance and ethics as rich as Alan Yuspeh’s.  He served as the coordinator of the Defense Industry Initiative (DII), Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for HCA Healthcare and as a president of the Health Care Compliance Association. In a […]

There’s no HIPAA for cats, by the way

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates Last week, my husband and our five-year-old daughter took our dog to the vet for a check-up. When they came home, my five-year-old was very excited to tell me that she got to talk to Dr. Julie about Abby’s tooth cleaning and Jack’s nail trimming. Abby […]

Daniel Fabbri on Outsourcing Healthcare Data Management [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub For many organizations outsourcing their data management is very desirable.  It can provide a wide range of benefits, including the ability to capitalize on machine learning. But outsourcing has risks that must be well understood and managed, says Dan Fabbri, the Founder and CEO of Maize Analytics and Assistant Professor of […]

Frank Brown and Anna Kompanek on the Compliance Challenges of Midsized Companies in Emerging Markets [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Compliance is never easy, and it is especially difficult for mid-sized companies in emerging markets.  Many of them operate in countries where there is not even a word in the native language for compliance. Frank Brown and Anna Kompanek of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) help companies meet this […]

Understanding Your Target Audience to Create More Effective eLearning Training

By Justin Muscolino Head of Compliance Training in North America, GRC Solutions When I first started in compliance training, I remember having a conversation with a senior member of a financial institution about an upcoming eLearning module. During the conversation I asked him a few questions about the target audience, so that I could better understand […]

The Occupational Health and Safety Rights of Workers

By Holly Shaw Outreach Executive, Effective Software In most countries, workers union representatives fight for the rights of their workers but there are also laws that govern such rights and provide a guidelines which should be followed. These laws usually cover areas like compensation, privacy, and safety of the employees. The occupational health and safety […]

Paula Davis on Helpline Effectiveness [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Each year countries lose billions to corruption, fraud and other compliance failures. When it comes to stemming this problem, helplines are crucial.  In fact, a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that 50% of corruption cases were found through tips from employees. The challenge for helplines is that […]

Corporate Compliance Best Practices 2019

By Caryl Anne Crowne Content Writer & Media Specialist, Applya Focusing on best practices for corporate compliance has become essential in business, as public pressure has caused firms to reevaluate goals and workplace policies. A growing awareness on corporate social responsibility has led to more careful audits, emphasizing productivity, fairness and efficiency. Here are key […]

Drago Kos on the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Efforts [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub The 2019 European Compliance and Ethics Institute began with a riveting address by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The OECD has played an enormous role in the anti-corruption efforts, setting standards that countries commit to, and holding them to public account if they fail to meet […]

I’ll Have a Brown Sugar Rosemary Latte and a HIPAA Breach, Please

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates The other day I stopped by my favorite local coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. I ordered my guilty pleasure – a brown sugar rosemary latte – and sat down in the only available seat on the lobby couch to wait. A few minutes later, a […]

An Emphasized Lesson: How a Cartel Launders Money

By Mónica Ramírez Chimal Partner of Asserto RSC, Mexico City After Pablo Escobar the next most famous and rich drug dealer is “El Chapo Guzmán”. He is the Head of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and although he is waiting for his sentence in the U.S. his cartel continues operating in more than 50 countries. […]

John Riggi on Cyber Risks, Especially for Hospitals [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub A few months ago the threat of ransomware – and some actual cases – was sending chills of fear through hospitals, municipalities and the business community. Since then reported ransomware incidents have decreased substantially, but that doesn’t mean the threat is gone completely, warns John Riggi, the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity […]

Tomell Ceasar on Compliance in the Middle East [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Tomell Ceasar has spent the last 10 years working in compliance and governance roles in Dubai, both for local and multinational companies.  In that time he’s seen a lot of change in compliance programs. For one, he notes in this Compliance Perspectives podcast, the job used to be a lot lonelier.  […]

No Data Flow Analysis? No Risk Assessment

By Diane Evans Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide Here is a simple truth about assessing risks under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA):   Start by knowing all the places where private information is. Once you know where it is, you can determine where it might end up.  In this sense, risk assessment amounts to a […]

Day 1 of the College Admissions Bribery Scandal

By David D. Dodge Knowing where to start unraveling the college admissions bribery scandal after Day 1 is a challenge.  But the headlines give us a good start in learning what happened in the latest list of ethical failings in athletics and where the case may be heading: College Admissions Scandal: Actresses, Business Leaders, […]

Shirley Qual and Andrea Ekeberg on Compliance During Mergers and Acquisitions In a Time of Healthcare Transformation [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub By Adam Turteltaub A merger or acquisition is an expensive proposition for an organization and one that is rich in both business and compliance risks.  That’s particularly true for the healthcare industry, with its substantial regulatory burden and constant change. Shirley Qual and Andrea Ekeberg at UnitedHealthcare will be sharing their […]

Gee, do we really need the leaders to set an example? The Chief Justice isn’t sure.

By Joe Murphy, JD, CCEP, CCEP-I Compliance Strategists The March 8 Wall Street Journal reports that Chief Justice Roberts is considering whether the Supreme Court should have a code of conduct to address things like harassment. Herein lies a story about the misguided approach to harassment in the US.  In the field of harassment, […]


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