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Career Paths in Healthcare Compliance

Exploring Career Paths in Healthcare Compliance Post-MLS

Careers in compliance can mean working in a wide range of fields. Cybersecurity, healthcare, finance, and sports are only a few, but the options are endless. Any organization that safeguards important information must have measures in place to ensure the information is protected and private. Unfortunately, hackers work to infiltrate the company systems and steal

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Emerging Cyber Threats

Legal Approaches to Tackling Emerging Cyber Threats

Cyber threats in various forms have been around since technology allowed it. Hackers, security attacks, phishing, malware, Internet of Things (IoT) attacks, and social engineering are a few of the many ways organizations and people can have their information stolen. As technology evolves, defensive risk strategies and risk management tactics must evolve with it. Additionally,

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Pitfalls in Organizational Investigations

Top 5 Pitfalls in Organizational Investigations with Frank DiMarino

Certain critical events may initiate an internal investigation within an organization. These can include receiving a subpoena, facing a regulatory inquiry from federal or state agencies, encountering whistleblower complaints, audit findings, or uncovering any misconduct or impropriety. The depth of these investigations can vary based on the situation, but they invariably entail significant costs. These

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Interviewing Uncooperative

Interviewing Uncooperative, Recalcitrant, or Reluctant Witnesses

Prompt and thorough witness interviews are critical to any effective investigation in an organizational setting. Witnesses provide essential facts and insights into all cases, even when some cases may appear to rely solely on the existence of documents. The goal of any witness interview is to obtain the maximum amount of relevant information possible. Achieving

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Healthcare Risk Strategies

Integrating Legal Knowledge into Healthcare Risk Strategies

Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries today. There are a plethora of reasons that this is the case. First, it is one of the nation’s largest systems in place. Second, a person’s health encompasses more than just their current physical state . The information contained in someone’s medical records is intimate and

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Data Privacy Laws in the U.S.

Understanding the Legal Patchwork of Data Privacy Laws in the U.S.

In the United States, there isn’t a singular, comprehensive legislation that regulates data privacy. Instead, there is a patchwork of ever-changing laws on both the state and federal levels that focus on data privacy. If you’re looking to have a career in data privacy, understanding data privacy laws is critical to your career. When it

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Compliance Officer Vs. Compliance Manager

Compliance Officer Vs. Compliance Manager, Understanding the Difference

People typically have a rough idea of your responsibilities when you give them your job title. Also, sometimes slight differences in job titles boil down to essentially the same responsibilities when you read the description.  Compliance officers and compliance managers may, to many, seem like they could be one and the same. The nuances are

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