Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2016

Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2016
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At the start of a new year, I enjoy looking back at the previous year’s blog posts and learning what our readers considered the most noteworthy articles and topics from the PreCheck Blog.

At a glance, it’s clear our readers highly favored lists in 2016, with 60 percent of our top ten articles from last year comprising of lists. Healthcare HR trends, background check and I-9 compliance, and social media were among the most popular topics from the past year.

As we look forward to an equally informative 2017, the following represent the PreCheck Blog’s top 10 most read articles from 2016.

1. Top Healthcare HR Trends for 2016

At the peak of this list of PreCheck’s top blog posts from 2016, is our list of the top trends affecting healthcare HR in the past year. 2016 saw familiar challenges, such as a shortage of healthcare providers, as well as new issues in response to regulatory developments. Did you overcome all of these challenges last year?

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2. 3 Background Check Compliance Best Practices for 2016

Second on the list is our article sharing three key best practices for background check compliance. With the ongoing challenges employers face with background checks, it’s always a good idea to review your talent screening program. Besides complying with the plethora of Ban the Box legislations, the article discusses two other recommendations to keep in mind.

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3. 4 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement and Satisfaction

Next on our list is yet another list, but this time it involves strategies healthcare organizations can use to improve patient engagement and satisfaction. The competency to engage patients in their care is a major component to a healthcare organization’s long-term success. Research has shown that the more engaged a patient is in their care, the better outcomes they will achieve.

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4. What the New E-Verify Law in California Means for Employers

Breaking away from the list format, the fourth most read article of 2016 discusses a new E-Verify law affecting California employers. The laws concerning the use of E-Verify in California changed on January 1, 2016, prohibiting employers in California from using the E-Verify system to check on the legality status of any current employee, with a few exceptions in place.

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5. Top Healthcare HR Initiatives for 2016

Celebrating Health Care HR week, our fifth most read article from last year offers a list of 4 strategies healthcare HR can use to improve employee engagement at their organizations. Engagement was the main theme of last year’s American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s (ASHHRA) annual conference, making it a high-priority item for HR practitioners.

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6. The Future of Healthcare: Where is it Headed Next?

The first of the final five top articles from our 2016 list discusses the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) 2016 Healthcare Talent Scan, which presents a snapshot of America’s healthcare employment landscape. Telemedicine and primary care are among the report’s key insights for the new pivotal era of healthcare HR leadership.

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7. Staying Ahead of I-9 Compliance in 2017

2016 brought notable changes for I-9 compliance, from California’s new E-Verify law to the newly released Form I-9, which employers are required to use beginning on January 23, 2017. This next article on our list discusses the changes affecting the I-9 process, and early January is a great time to ensure your HR department is ready for the new year.

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8. The National Practitioner Data Bank: What Healthcare Compliance Officers Need to Know

Also deviating from our highly read lists, this article discusses the implications of using the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) to protect patients from unfit, excluded practitioners. On May 6, 2013, the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) merged with the NPDB to provide authorized users critical, up-to-date information regarding a practitioner’s status to safely perform or work with patients.

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9. 5 Things Healthcare Employers Need to Know About Social Media Compliance

In a 2016 joint survey from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), employers across all industries selected social media compliance risks as the second highest area of concern. The ninth article on our list covers five areas of risk concerning social media and how healthcare employers can address them.

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10. 9 Successful Mentoring Program Secrets for Healthcare HR

The tenth and final article on this top ten list is, unsurprisingly, also a list itself. This article discusses several ways healthcare HR can create a successful mentoring program. If you’re looking to build collaboration and communication at your organization while developing new leaders, a mentorship program hits all the bases.

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This concludes our list of top ten PreCheck Blog posts from 2016. As we commence the new year, we look forward to another year of writing informative articles for our healthcare readers. PreCheck’s mission is connecting people with information to advance the quality of healthcare, and our educational blog content is an important part of our commitment to serving the healthcare industry.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous 2017! We look forward to another year of creating helpful, informative content that will aid in your continued success.