Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2020
As I compile PreCheck’s annual list of most popular blog posts this year, I am reminded of everything that we faced in 2020. In a year that transformed the world via the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PreCheck and our parent company Cisive focused on providing resources for employers and clients to overcome the challenges presented by the coronavirus.
In 2021, we remain committed as ever to being a resource and a trusted partner for our healthcare readers. We look forward to a future where we can regain a sense of normalcy as the COVID-19 vaccine is implemented. No matter what challenges await in the future, we are in this together.
Here’s the PreCheck Blog’s top 10 most read articles from 2020.
1. Best Practices for Healthcare OIG Exclusion Screening Monitoring
In a year dominated by the ongoing pandemic, the most popular blog article from this year was actually on healthcare exclusions. In 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued civil monetary penalties of up to six figures. In July 2020, for example, a Texas-based healthcare organization was fined $143,630.83 for employing an individual who was excluded from participating in any federal healthcare program. When not monitored properly, exclusions can be costly for healthcare employers!
2. What Diversity and Inclusion Challenges Do Healthcare Organizations Face?
Besides the current pandemic, 2020 also saw the rise of social and human rights movements. For healthcare organizations, however, diversity and inclusion are critical because of its impact to ensuring quality patient care for everyone. This article provides some ideas to help your healthcare organization overcome diversity and inclusion challenges.
3. Marijuana Laws and the 2020 Elections
As if 2020 wasn’t already a year of change, it also happened to be an election year, with important implications for the use of marijuana. Although this article is now out of date, it does provide a summary of states that asked voters to decide on marijuana legalization measures in November 2020. If you are in one of the affected states, it may be a good time to review your organization’s drug testing policy to ensure it remains in compliance for the new year.
4. What HR Needs to Know About Virginia’s Marijuana Laws
Well before the 2020 November elections, marijuana was already a hot topic for employers. On May 21, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that decriminalizes marijuana possession. The law went into effect on July 1, 2020.
5. Healthcare HR Week 2020: What’s Ahead for Healthcare HR in the Coming Decade?
It’s not every year that you get to reflect on the start of a new decade, and this year’s Healthcare HR Week story addresses three significant changes for human resources professionals that were accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
6. COVID-19 Contact Tracing Best Practices for a Safe Workplace
It wouldn’t be 2020 without an article focused on COVID-19 on our list. As businesses reopened after the first pandemic shutdown, contact tracing to track viral exposure in the workplace became a critical part of controlling the spread of the virus. PreCheck collaborated with our parent company Cisive to launch our own contact tracing service to support employers during this phase of the pandemic.
7. The Healthcare Industry’s Top HR Challenges in a COVID-19 World
Last summer, we spoke with various healthcare experts to discuss the biggest challenges for human resources professionals in a world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Clinical reskilling, business continuity, and diversity were cited as some of the key issues facing the healthcare industry.
8. The Future of Healthcare Human Resources After COVID-19
After the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) annual conference was held virtually in August 2020, this article discussed what other changes healthcare HR can expect after the virus’ impact. Although it accelerated change, the crisis also highlighted existing barriers to performance among healthcare workforces.
9. Disaster Privileging During COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has driven an increase in temporary staffing to meet healthcare demands, and with that comes the adjusted privileging requirements of disasters and states of emergency. Learn how to navigate disaster privileging during COVID-19 at your organization.
10. COVID-19’s Impact on the Nursing Profession
The World Health Organization named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to highlight the vital role nurses play in healthcare delivery. Global health organizations sparked this initiative before COVID-19 emerged, and with cases continuing to spike across the globe, the role of nurses has never been more critical.
As we begin the new year (with hopefully many positive changes), I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous 2021! PreCheck’s mission is connecting people with information to advance the quality of healthcare, and we look forward to another year of being a resource and trusted partner in your talent screening initiatives.