Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2019

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As we begin a new decade in 2020, here’s a look back at the most popular posts from the previous year. 2019 was a year with a heightened focus on compliance for employers as I-9 and E-Verify updates are enacted combined with no shortage of state marijuana legislation limiting how employers can drug test their workforce. The nursing talent shortage, healthcare compliance and recruitment conference takeaways, workforce diversity, and employment drug testing are all topics that were most popular among our readers in the past year.

In 2020, we remain committed as ever to creating more valuable content for our healthcare readers. Feel free to send us a message with which topics you would like to see covered in our content. Here’s the PreCheck Blog’s top 10 most read articles from 2019.

1. Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance

For the first time on our annual list, the most popular article on the PreCheck Blog for 2019 was on I-9 compliance. With several changes related to I-9 and E-Verify on both the federal and state level over the past two years, it’s no wonder why our healthcare HR readers considered this issue as critical for compliance and risk mitigation.

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2. How Healthcare Employers Can Manage Nursing Talent More Strategically

With an ongoing talent shortage affecting the healthcare industry, the second most popular blog post for 2019 was an article discussing the challenges with the nursing shortage. This article provides some suggestions on how healthcare organizations can optimize their nursing talent management strategy to succeed in the competitive environment.

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3. 4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute

My recap of the 23rd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute in Boston, Massachusetts this past April 2019 represents the third most popular blog post from this year’s list. From CMS’ top initiatives to a lesson on innovation from the OIG and exclusion screening best practices, review the top takeaways from this year’s conference in the article below.

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4. Marijuana in the Workplace: A Year of Change for Employment Drug Testing

Although marijuana state laws change so rapidly that this article is already out of date, marijuana has remained a hot topic in the healthcare industry this year, one that has been discussed at nearly every healthcare conference that I have attended. Employers now face limitations unlike they ever have before when it comes to drug testing.

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5. PreCheck Celebrates National Nurses Week 2019 with Merlessa Rosacina

Each year, PreCheck celebrates National Nurses Week in May by discussing the state of the profession with a nurse. This year, our fifth most popular blog post was our interview with Merlessa Rosacina, a radiation oncology nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Learn more about Rosacina’s story and why she enjoys most about the nursing profession in the article below.

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6. Healthcare Recruitment Strategies for Attracting Millennials and Generation Z

With Millennials now making up the largest proportion of the American workforce and Generation Z representing another massive wave joining the workforce, the healthcare industry’s shortage of skilled workers means attracting talent from these younger age groups. Find out how to target these important generations in your workforce strategy.

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7. How Healthcare HR and Compliance Can Partner for More Successful Employee Onboarding

Healthcare compliance officers are challenged with overseeing their organization’s compliance program, but they can’t do it alone, especially when it comes to new hires. They must partner with HR to ensure compliance is effectively integrated into the overall onboarding process. Learn more about this important partnership in our seventh most popular blog post from 2019.

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8. 3 Takeaways from the 2019 NAHCR Conference

The eight most popular blog post from 2019 is another conference recap of the 45th National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past August. Top takeaways from this conference included Robb Holman’s lesson on self-discovery, the R.E.A.L. path to recruitment success, and competing in the highly passive nursing talent pool. 

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9. The First National Healthcare Diversity Conference: 15 Years in the Making

The ninth most popular blog post from 2019 is a special one, because it represents PreCheck taking part in an important part of history for diversity in the healthcare industry. As one of the sponsors of the inaugural 2019 National Healthcare Diversity Conference, PreCheck discussed this important initiative with Angeles Valenciano, CEO at the National Diversity Council (NDC), and Dr. Larry Perkins, Associate Vice President, HR Talent and Diversity Organizations at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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10. Enhancing Patient Safety in 2019 and Beyond

The final article on this year’s list is one discussing the importance of patient safety, a topic that will no doubt continue to be a focus for the healthcare industry at the turn of a new decade. While the healthcare industry has made substantial progress in patient safety over the past decade, there is still much work to be done in this vital facet of healthcare.

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As we begin the new year, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous 2020! PreCheck’s mission is connecting people with information to advance the quality of healthcare, and we look forward to another year of creating helpful, informative content that will aid in your continued success.