Experts Available to Discuss Compliance and Risk Best Practices for Today's Complex, Global Marketplace

Top Quote ICD-10, HIPAA 5010 and Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare, Financial Services and Supply Chain Particular Focus Areas. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) October 07, 2011 - Compliance and risk remain hot topics within organizations as regulatory mandates continue to proliferate, particularly in healthcare, financial services and supply chain. Today we are in the third wave of GRC platforms which use software on-demand (Software as a Service or SaaS) to solve compliance management for business processes. Legacy GRC platforms were built to address older requirements such as SOX, but not new compliance mandates such as ICD-10 or privacy vendor risk management.

    ICD-10 has been compared to Y2K because of its impact and deadline, and it adds significantly to the complexity of testing/evaluating all trading partners. Healthcare payers and providers want their people focused on finding and solving problems, not being data entry clerks. Both payer and providers need to work closely with their affiliates because it is in nobody's best interest to see the claims and billing processes break down on 10/1/13.

    In terms of vendor risk management (VRM), companies can outsource everything except their liability. Regulations, guidance from regulators and increased enforcement all underscore this. Enforcement stresses what companies should know and that diligence is a requirement. Best practices in vendor management include financial risk monitoring as well as regulatory compliance. VRM must be an ongoing process beyond just on-boarding; it includes financial risk, status changes and watch list monitoring.

    As you develop story lines this year on risk and compliance in general and ICD-10, HIPAA 5010 and vendor risk management in particular, please consider the following experts as your sources:

    Stephen A. McCalmont, Chairman and CEO, Avior Computing. Steve is an industry luminary and serial entrepreneur who has navigated through several successful IPOs, managed many mergers and acquisitions, raised millions of dollars in venture capital and produced leading systems management applications for companies such as IBM and BEA. His special expertise is in governance, regulation and compliance, along with analytics and systems management.

    Hugh Kelly, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Avior Computing. Hugh is an industry veteran with expertise in software and technology, honed through years working with both start-ups and publicly traded companies. Hugh brings depth of knowledge of acquisitions, sales channels, communications/networking, and services.

    Jeff Schwartz, Information Services Director, Avior Computing. With his background building and running multiple successful life sciences and financial services enterprise information practices, Jeff is well-versed in information technology, enterprise risk management, and regulatory compliance. Jeff has more than a decade of hands-on experience with healthcare billing systems, point-of-care data collection systems, and information management for healthcare providers as well as clinical trial/study information risk management systems for pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations.

    Jeri Teller-Kanzler, CISM, CRISC, President and Principal Consultant of Risk-MAPP. Jeri's subject matter expertise includes information technology, information security and privacy as it pertains to regulatory compliance, policy and procedure development and risk assessments. Inventor of record for three patents for compliance and information security and an adjunct professor on security technology, Jeri brings deep industry experience to her role as an Avior subject matter expert.

    About Avior Computing
    Founded by industry veterans, Avior Computing is a leader in automated risk and compliance management. Avior's solutions automate the entire lifecycle of governance, risk, and compliance. Avior BenchMark eases the burden of managing compliance by mapping regulations and controls to web based assessments with complete process management for remediation. Our BenchMark Solution Packs provide rapid implementation and fast time-to-value to manage focused compliance programs such as HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10.

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