Top Healthcare Challenges for the Next Decade

All healthcare providers are powered by their belief in access to quality care for all. But even as technology brings us closer together, many patients continue to face insurmountable barriers such as high costs and lack of available care.

As we head into 2020, what other challenges face healthcare, and what steps can we take to overcome them? Luckily cultural changes and the continued integration of technology can lay some of the groundwork for transformation.

Over the course of the year, I attended a number of conferences. This year has been no exception. One event, in particular, had a number of senior executives in finance and healthcare in attendance. I was fascinated by the conversations, candid discussions, and learning that happened among peers. One of the most interesting (and frequent) topics of conversation was on background checks for workers.

5 Benefits of ATS and Background Screening Integrations

Each decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes an occupational outlook. It goes into great detail about each industry and occupation. Overall, the BLS expects total employment to increase by 20.5 million jobs between 2010 and 2020. While 88 percent of all occupations will experience growth, the fastest growth will occur in healthcare, personal care and social assistance, and construction.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting many industries, and healthcare is no exception. But when it comes to data, AI and analytics, what’s on the horizon for the healthcare industry? How can healthcare organizations get better at using technology to empower their organizations for success? What are the latest advancements?

Given stringent federal patient privacy laws and the growing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches, the conventional wisdom is that healthcare organizations are investing more resources than ever on compliance. But a recent industry study suggests healthcare providers have a long way to go when it comes to compliance.

The U.S. healthcare system has long struggled to control costs, improve quality and expand access, but a wave of technologies and approaches are poised to usher in a new era of innovation with the potential to transform care in dramatic ways.

The challenges in healthcare HR are clear: an ongoing talent crunch, shifting regulations and reimbursement models, and ongoing mergers and acquisitions. To meet these challenges, HR leaders must focus on their core strengths and roles to implement talent strategies that support the bottom line.

4 Takeaways from the 2017 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Study: Managing Compliance Risk

Auditing from regulatory agencies and payers is increasing, driving the compliance program priorities across the healthcare industry. The latest research from SAI Global indicates healthcare compliance departments are shifting their focus in response to the ever-changing nature of the industry.

4 Key Findings from the SCCE and HCCA Data Breach Report

Contrary to popular belief, hackers or “hactivists” are not the leading cause of data breaches in healthcare—not even the second, according to a recent survey by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

3 Ways to Mitigate Risk of Healthcare Data Breaches

The healthcare industry has seen a major spike in data breaches and security threats in recent years. According to Trend Micro’s data breach analysis, since 2010, 27 percent of all disclosed data breaches were in healthcare, followed by education (17%) and government (16%). There are two possible explanations for this. First, insider threats have always been present and never properly reported.

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