Greenwich Hospital part of health care talk

Representatives from Greenwich Hospital recently traveled to San Diego, Calif. to discuss the challenges of health care reform, government regulations and new technology.

At the 18th annual Healthcare Compliance Institute panel Frank Corvino, Greenwich Hospital’s president/CEO and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health Systems, and Fahad Ahmed, the compliance and privacy officer for Greenwich and Bridgeport Hospitals and director, compliance and privacy for Yale New Haven Health System, presented a discussion called Compliance & the C-Suite.

Sponsored by the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA), the four-day event, which began March 30, addressed the many new regulations resulting from health care 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.

Mr. Corvino and Mr. 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,” said Mr. Corvino in a press release. “Health care 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.”

Mr. Ahmed addressed the qualities and qualifications that define an effective compliance officer in an environment that tasks health care 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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