Greenwich Hospital/YNHHS Administrators to Present "Compliance in the C-Suite" at 2014 Compliance Institute

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Healthcare compliance: meeting the challenges of healthcare reform, government regulations and new technology to be addressed at 2014 Compliance Institute, March 30 – April 2, 2014

Newswise — March 27, 2014 (Greenwich, CT) –Frank A. Corvino, Greenwich Hospital president/CEO and executive vice president, Yale New Haven Health Systems, and Fahad Ahmed, compliance and privacy Officer for Greenwich and Bridgeport Hospitals and director, compliance and privacy, Yale New Haven Health System, will present “Compliance & the C-Suite” at the 18th Annual Healthcare Compliance Institute in San Diego, CA.

Sponsored by the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA), the four-day Institute will address the many new regulations resulting from healthcare reform, advancing technology, electronic health records and social media in the healthcare setting, among other issues. HCCA is a non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. The 9,000-member organization expects to welcome approximately 2,000 attendees to this year’s conference.

Healthcare compliance programs are in place to help organizations comply with the laws and regulations that govern the U.S. healthcare system. Non-compliance can result in regulatory agency-imposed fines and penalties. Compliance and privacy officers are responsible for ensuring that organizations remain compliant and are tasked with creating a culture of compliance by educating all members of their organization’s staff.

Corvino and Ahmed will speak about the potentially challenging relationship between the compliance officer, the executive team and the CEO. What does the C-Suite expect of compliance? How does compliance meet those expectations? What role does the executive team play in supporting the work of the compliance team?

“Today, compliance departments carry more importance than ever before,” says Corvino. “Healthcare reform demands that our institutions change and adapt to a seeming landslide of new government regulations. The magnitude of enforcement stemming from those regulations demands the role of compliance be just as important as that of clinical departments caring for the ill. After all, what good is a clinical department if compliance issues hinder or even eliminate the nobility of the program? It’s for this reason that having the right compliance officer is so important.”

During the presentation, Ahmed will address the qualities and qualifications that define an effective compliance officer in an environment that tasks healthcare organizations with simultaneously pursuing three dimensions – improving population health, reducing per capita costs and improving patient experience, including quality and satisfaction.

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Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. www.greenwichhospital.org


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