When Done Right, Compliance Management Helps Healthcare Organizations Do More Than Mitigate Risk

Focusing on compliance doesn’t take away from the patient experience —  it helps improve it. Every organization knows the consequences of noncompliance: fines,  audits, and potential lawsuits. Yet every organization also knows  that meeting compliance regulations isn’t just about reducing the risk  of penalties. New challenges in the 21st century make today’s compliance regulations  a key part of ensuring the safety, privacy, and health of patients and  staff members. Rules about information security, use of social media,  and harassment help ensure that healthcare organizations create a  safe and high-quality health care environment. Healthcare organizations  can only maintain compliance when every staff member takes  responsibility for following procedures and regulations