The healthcare industry is moving toward a more value-based driven model, which is causing many physicians’ practices, hospitals and health systems to consolidate. Integrating and managing different settings, including smaller practices, under one larger enterprise can be a difficult process.
Take Technology for Compliance Into Account
One major facet of these merger activities is assessing the different technologies that are involved across settings. It’s important to look beyond just the “usual players” in technology and take compliance technology into account in order to remain successfully compliant.
Consolidating Technology During a Healthcare Merger
In our recent Physicians Practice article, Richard Best talks about the importance of assessing compliance technology as part of a merger and why having consistent resources is beneficial, including mitigating financial penalties, remaining compliant and ensuring safety. Additionally, the article discusses what to consider when assessing compliance technology, from making sure it meets the needs of all parties involved to having the proper resources and expertise included.
Richard L. Best is Technical Director and Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance for Stericycle, Inc., a leader in the field of regulatory compliance, providing OSHA training at healthcare facilities.Dick completed his OSHA training at Rochester Institute of Technology’s OSHA Training Institute. He is a Certified Industrial Hygiene Manager, an OSHA Authorized Trainer, and an OSHA Safety Professional. He is a member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention.