The Role of Compliance Professionals During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on every industry in almost every country. Healthcare is, obviously, one of the most affected sectors, as the number of  ill patients is always rising, and the stock of key medical supplies and equipment is depleting daily.

In these times, it can seem like compliance is not that important. After all, this is a crisis, and lives are being saved and lost. Is compliance with rules and proper procedure really what we should be focusing on?

The answer, of course, is “yes”. In times of crisis, compliance can get lost in the shuffle, but it does not undermine the value or necessity of compliance and compliance professionals both during and after the crisis.  And when the time of crisis subsides, the challenges which remain will require skilled compliance professionals who are able to identify non-compliance and move the organization towards positive change.

To help support you in this time, we’ve put together some important information on the role compliance has to play during a pandemic. Please fill in the form below to download.

Denise Atwood, RN, JD, CPHRM
District Medical Group (DMG), Inc., Chief Risk Officer and owner of Denise Atwood, PLLC
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article or blog are the author’s and do not represent the opinions of DMG.

Denise Atwood, RN, JD, CPHRM has over 30 years of healthcare experience in compliance, risk management, quality, and clinical areas. She is also a published author and educator on risk, compliance, medical-legal and ethics issues. She is currently the Chief Risk Officer and Associate General Counsel at a nonprofit, multispecialty provider group in Phoenix, Arizona and Vice President of the company’s self-insurance captive.