SAI Global, a recognized leader in Integrated Risk Management and trusted global vendor in the healthcare compliance sector, unveiled the results of its 2019 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report, the company’s 10th annual report.
The commissioned survey, conducted on behalf of SAI Global by Strategic Management Services, LLC, a recognized expert in compliance consulting services for the Healthcare industry, unveiled that amid concerns about lack of automation, the growing strain on department resources, cybersecurity and rising regulatory demands, the biggest challenge facing Healthcare compliance professionals this year is the need for realignment among leadership to focus, engage and support the compliance function.
According to findings from the report, engagement of leadership was the top challenge facing Healthcare compliance professionals, followed by managing auditing of high-risk compliance and getting program managers to focus on compliance risks in their area.
You can view all the findings from the 10th Annual Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report here:
ComplianceWeek.com discussed SAI Global’s 2019 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report:
The 2019 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report, conducted by SAI Global in partnership with compliance consulting firm Strategic Management Services, polled 419 people in the healthcare industry to gauge the current state of their compliance programs. One of the most notable trends, the report found, has been the evolving role of chief compliance officers, beyond simply regulatory compliance obligations.
“Over the last 10 years, there has been a movement toward adding responsibilities onto the compliance officer,” says Richard Kusserow, former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general and CEO of Strategic Management Services.
Specifically, the report found that 37.5 percent of respondents said their compliance officers have responsibility for HIPAA privacy, and another 30 percent said they have responsibility for HIPAA security. Additionally, 30 percent said compliance has responsibility for internal audit or risk management, while 17 percent said they have responsibility for legal.
Read the entire Compliance Week article, “Survey: Healthcare compliance officers’ roles expanding.”