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2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: My Every Year Trip

By Greg Blackburn Although one of the main reasons I started coming to HCCA National Compliance Institute was to maintain my CHPC credits, I have learned many other things while attending every year. It is always good to meet other privacy folks since that is the main area of focus for me. I have held […]

2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: Compliance is Change. Change is Good.

By Cheryl Miller Compliance is always changing, and faster than we realize (and sometimes we can’t keep up). The Compliance Institute is where you can hear more about your industry/favorite compliance topic, and talk with people about it – the frustrations, the success, etc. You can’t “do” compliance in a vacuum. The information at the […]

Charles Vernon on Compliance in Romania [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub While Romania is a part of the European Union (EU), it has a corruption problem typical of less-developed states.  Admitted to the EU under a Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, it is subject to monitoring, according to Charles Vernon, an attorney in Bucharest with a large compliance practice. Lately, the country has […]

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 […]


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