Risk Analysis: Prepare Now or Pay Later

Meeting to assess risk

Managing risk to confidential patient health information (PHI) is not only a critical component of healthcare today; it is also a mandate of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (HIPAA). HIPAA mandates that organizations conduct a regular risk analysis to identify and mitigate risks to patient records and the PHI they manage in their electronic health records systems …

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Overcome Training Obstacles in the Virtual Workplace

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In today’s age of electronic interaction, new technologies can be mechanisms for better leadership and training—or they can create serious obstacles. The Digital Age has given rise to numerous information technologies that have had both positive and negative effects on leadership. Because of this, there has been a fundamental change in the relationship between business …

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$6.8 Million Dollar Fine Levied for HIPAA Violation

The HITECH law puts a cap on fines that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can assess for HIPAA violations at $1.5 million per incident per year. However, other federal, state and regional regulatory agencies have authority to impose fines for violations of the HIPAA privacy and security standards, and can do so simultaneously …

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Improve Your Decision-Making, Improve Your Leadership

Did you know that we make about 35,000 decisions a day? Learn about the many factors, conscious and sub-conscious, that affect our choices, and how we can control the ones that will help us make the best decisions. The brain is a powerful machine constantly working behind the scenes, absorbing and dissecting information at an …

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Merit’s May 2014 Book Giveaway

At Merit, we read a lot. From current thought leaders, to the latest research on critical management skills and adult learning theory. The concepts in these books inform our professional education programs. This month we will give away another of our favorites. In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and …

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Optimize Your Training by Engaging Your Employees More Effectively

Seventy percent of American workers are not engaged. How can training and professional education reconnect these employees to the organization?

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Avoid Financial Sanctions with the Proper HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Plan

With the proper HIPAA/HITECH compliance plan, covered entities and business associates can avoid heavy penalties from federal and state regulatory agencies.

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Risk Management in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries

The biopharmaceutical industry is no stranger to risk – organizing clinical trials for medications that may never reach the open market due to inefficiency can place a significant financial burden on companies.

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Customer Conversations

A two-step learning experience to boost listening skills What do you do when your own field technicians can’t seem to communicate effectively with your customers? That was the challenge faced by a large global technology company who came to Merit Career Development for a solution. The answer was a two-step process: measure employees’ listening skills …

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Merit’s April 2014 Book Giveaway

At Merit, we read a lot. From current thought leaders, to the latest research on critical management skills and adult learning theory. The concepts in these books inform our professional education programs. This month we’d like to give away another of our favorites, The Checklist Manifesto. Through a gripping story-telling narrative, acclaimed surgeon and writer …

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