Top 10 Employment Screening & Healthcare Compliance Blog Posts from 2022


Happy New Year!

Another year is in the books. Continued challenges face the healthcare industry, including a nursing shortage fueled by high burnout and turnover, hybrid workforces, inequities in access to care, and of course COVID-19.

PreCheck and our parent company, Cisive, celebrated a big year as the first background screening company to launch with a leading health system on the Velocity Network, an “Internet of Careers” powered by blockchain technology.

As we look to the year ahead, PreCheck will be here to help you navigate each step of your hiring process, from your first contact with applicants to continuous monitoring after they’re hired.

Here are PreCheck’s top 10 healthcare & compliance blog posts from 2022.

1. 3 Ongoing Healthcare HR Challenges to Address in 2022

Human resource leaders in healthcare have already faced countless challenges over the past two years. But many of these challenges remain unsolved and will follow us throughout 2022. For Healthcare HR Week, we addressed some of the hot topics HR professionals in healthcare face. With the number of COVID-19 patients stabilizing — at least for now — healthcare HR professionals must take this opportunity to revisit people processes and address challenges.

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2. Top 8 Exclusion Screening Best Practices for 2022 and Beyond

In September 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its latest crackdown on healthcare fraud. Criminal charges were brought against 138 individuals, “including 42 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals…for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $1.4 billion in alleged losses.” $1.1 billion of these losses were a result of fraud committed while using telemedicine practices.

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3. Updating Healthcare Recruitment Strategies for the New Normal

In 2022, it’s a prospective employee’s world, and never more so than in healthcare. There is constant pressure to fill vacant positions in healthcare systems at all levels, from executives and physicians to nurses and support staff members. This article shares some ideas for remaining competitive in the current climate.

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4. 3 Ways to Prevent Another “Dr. Death” Incident

Dr. Christopher Duntsch, colloquially known as “Dr. Death,” botched operations on nearly three dozen people. These adverse events resulted in the deaths of two patients before criminal proceedings finally put an end to his power. With such poor outcomes, why was Duntsch allowed to operate on so many patients before intervention came?

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5. 3 Key Employment Issues Affecting Healthcare in 2022 and Beyond

Healthcare systems are still reeling from changes spurred by the pandemic, progression in healthcare technology, and evolving patient needs. But the healthcare industry isn’t immune to external trends in employment, especially when it comes to attracting and retaining talent, supporting employee well-being, and providing a fair workplace culture and practices.

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6. Managing Return to the Office & Hybrid Work in the New Normal

Work models have been in limbo since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted long-held workplace norms. This year, employers have to make long-term decisions for managing their workforces moving forward. Adopting long-term work models requires determining what your workforce’s needs are and refining processes to support productivity. That could mean returning to the office long-term or making hybrid work your official work model.

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7. Anticipating 2022’s Top Healthcare Trends and Challenges

The last two years introduced more changes and challenges to healthcare organizations than ever before. The pandemic tested healthcare employees, who worked to the point of burnout to save lives, and highlighted severe inequities in the quality of and access to care for historically disadvantaged groups. Add to that the explosive growth of telehealth, which is reinventing healthcare delivery.

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8. Addressing Top Healthcare Workforce Challenges in the New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic irrevocably shaped the healthcare industry as we know it. As a result, healthcare providers face many challenges as society returns to a semblance of normalcy, especially when it comes to the workforce. Here are the top three workforce challenges healthcare providers must address in our new normal.

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9. How Long Does a Background Check Take?

Running an employment background check is an integral part of the hiring process. A quick turnaround time on these checks is vital to a smooth onboarding process for your candidates and your organization. What can you do to help speed up the time it takes to receive your completed results? And what should you consider if it’s taking longer than you expected?

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10. Impact of the Pandemic on Nurse Bullying

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may come as no surprise that increased job stress and patient frustration have resulted in an increasingly hostile environment for nurses. Nursing is a profession that requires long hours in a high-stress environment, with a heavy workload thanks to the current nursing shortage. These factors create a workplace that is ripe for nurse bullying.

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