Boards have a duty to see that hospitals and health systems comply with all state and federal laws and regulations, but they generally delegate responsibility for establishing, managing, and monitoring compliance programs to management. They also have a fiduciary responsibility to see that charitable assets are used appropriately.
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Still unraveling the mystery that is Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance? The exemptions, standards and disclosures can often feel like a puzzle never to be solved. Until now.
Get the basics of the “allocability” and “allowability” that define FAR and CAS adherence and keep the momentum of your government business moving forward. Learn:
Definitions of when and to what extent government contract costs can be recovered
Accounting system edicts and standards
Cost-specific mandates and need-to-knows
Why timing is everything in keeping compliant.
In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
On January 23, 2019, OSHA put into effect its 2019 Annual Adjustment that raised the penalties of violation by approximately 2.5% over the 2015 revised amounts. The consequences of non-compliance with OSHA regulations extend beyond the financial penalties imposed by the regulatory authority, with the biggest risk that an organization runs is that of reputational damage. In this whitepaper you’ll learn:
• The most cited occupational hazards over the last year
• How to be proactive in preventing occupational hazards in your workplace
• The importance of pre-qualifying third party contractors in order to mitigate risk in your organization
Published By: Viventium
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Ignorance is no excuse.
At least that’s what Uncle Sam will tell you if you get
audited. Such lack of apparent sympathy can seem
especially frustrating because as a home health care
organization (HHC), you face an incredibly challenging
compliance landscape. It can be tricky and confusing to
navigate a seemingly endless array of regulations.
But relax. We’ve got your back. Here’s what you need
to know to survive an audit.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Financial services organizations operate under a host of regulatory standards. This makes sense, as the assets and information managed by these firms are valuable, sensitive, and targeted by sophisticated cyber attackers daily.
Compounding these challenges is the large volume of personally identifiable information (PII) that financial organizations handle regularly. PII is subject to many compliance regulations, notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates not only the processing of personal data, including PII, relating to individuals in the EU, for also any organization that processes personal data of EU residents.
For US banking consumers, Section 5 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and numerous state regulations enforce basic consumer protections, which financial organizations must also uphold.
Advanced technology in elementary, middle and high schools creates
new ways for students to learn, and changes how teachers plan
and deliver lessons. It also provides the digital tools for school
administrators to simplify operations, better comply with regulations,
and deliver a safer environment for students and teachers.
Is your K-12 network ready for the digital education innovations
of the future?
This guide provides school administrators and IT teams information
and strategies for designing efficient and cost-effective IT networks
that enable dynamic digital learning experiences. This secure, highperformance
platform supports administrative innovation for today
and into the future.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Aite Group’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) Research Report, commissioned by iovation, a TransUnion Company, provides an in-depth analysis of how those in the payment services and e-commerce market should prepare to handle the new strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements under PSD2.
See the results of the actual market status in Europe regarding the main changes that PSD2 will bring to the e-commerce payments market.
This complimentary, custom report, PSD2: Advent of the New Payments Market in Europe, will teach you what Aite Group concluded after interviewing 20 payments executives from European banks, other PSPs, merchants, payment networks and industry experts.
The European Union’s new regulatory framework for data protection laws, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), became enforceable on 25 May, 2018. Under GDPR, organisations have new obligations to improve the security and privacy practices for the personal data they collect and use. With these new obligations comes the potential for heavier fines and penalties. Fortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help guide your organisation toward compliance under the new requirements. Take advantage of our services, resources, and experts as you navigate these changes.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Electricity provides us with lights and power, both on the job and at home. It’s such a normal part of our lives that we often forget that all that power can be dangerous, too.
We’ve all experienced minor electric shocks, but shocks can be severe enough to kill. Careless use of electricity causes 10 percent of job- related deaths, as well as many serious injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has some very detailed regulations designed to keep electricity from becoming a dangerous hazard.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Dec 31, 2013
In the fall of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSIZ535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. This guide will provide a clear understanding of the OSHA change and what it means to you and your organization.
Published By: Sourcecast
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP's) final rule requiring affirmative action requirements for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for protected veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) takes effect. The long anticipated final regulations will substantially impact federal contractors and their affirmative action plans for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25, 2018, and privacy laws and regulations around the globe continue to evolve and expand.
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally.
Marketers are using more location data than ever, but consumer privacy concerns and an evolving regulatory landscape have raised new challenges. There is a need for more consideration and transparency about around collecting and using geolocation data.
Watch this webinar to learn about:
• The various ways marketers are using location data today
• How consumers feel about location sharing
• How new government regulations may impact data collection
Besides the two eMarketer Analysts, Hervé Utheza, Head of Media, Advertising & Telco at HERE Technologies joins the conversation and gives valuable insight on how to improve campaign performance through real world geometry.
View the webinar now on demand.
As a broker, your customers look to you to provide guidance, education and cost savings in a world filled with ever-changing regulations and skyrocketing costs. See where Houston businesses find the most value in their brokers and what new options exist to help contain costs.
• Learn where Houston businesses see brokers adding value
• See the impact carrier satisfaction has on changing carriers
• Read about new cost-containing options to help your clients
One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word – even when facing the multifaceted challenges of meeting the European Union’s May 2018 deadline for its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
SAS conducted a global GDPR survey among 340 business executives from multiple industries. Based on the results of that survey, this e-book delves into the biggest opportunities and challenges organizations face on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read this e-book to learn:
How to get started on the best path to compliance, based on advice from industry experts.
How to turn this compliance challenge into a competitive advantage.
How your peers are preparing across a variety of industries.
An end-to-end approach that can help guide your journey to GDPR compliance.
As an automotive parts or components manufacturer, you may be both encouraged and challenged by a growing number of trends in the automotive marketplace. From disruptive trends in product developments—such as electric vehicles, advanced assistance and safety capabilities, and driverless vehicles—to trade tariff increases, regulation changes, and higher interest rates, it’s apparent that change is in the air
Download now to learn more!