By Adam Turteltaub
Joanne Chiedi, Principal Deputy IG and acting Inspector General at the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently addressed the attendees at the 2019 Compliance Institute. To help inform those who couldn’t attend the event, she was kind enough to record a podcast covering some of the key points from her talk.
Listen in as she delivers several key messages to compliance teams, starting with the call to be bold and take action. With so much technological change and innovation in healthcare, compliance professionals can’t be shy and must have a seat at the table. Compliance and innovation must advance together, she argues, both to ensure controls are in place but also to provide compliance teams with data on how the program is performing.
Two keys to future success for compliance teams, according to Ms. Chiedi, are agility and adaptability. Compliance will increasingly need multidisciplinary teams to work across the organization to gain new insights into program vulnerabilities and develop solutions for addressing them.
This will require compliance leaders to reassess their staffing plans and engage in continuous reprioritization. Changing times can’t rely on static priorities.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what the IG sees coming down the road for healthcare compliance. And, for those outside of healthcare, it’s good advice, as well. Technology is changing every industry.