263634 Intersection between Healthcare Compliance and Quality: A Needed Direction

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Angela Mattie, MPH, JD , School of Business, Management Department, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Andres Arteaga, MSW, MBA , MBA-health care management-track, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Michael Chesek, BS, MBA candidate , Management Department-MBA health care management track, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Cathey Szeto, MS, MBA candidate , Management Department, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
This presentation explores the growing need for collaborative and at times combined healthcare compliance and quality structures. Traditional quality and compliance functions in an organization are explored and defined.

Increased focus on healthcare quality by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the growing need to illustrate value in healthcare delivery are among the reasons why there needs to be an intersection between compliance and quality functions. An analysis of these trends is presented as they relate to the increasing need to intersect what had historically been two distinct and separate functions. The presentation concludes with recommendations for healthcare organizations to successfully move forward with an intersection between compliance and quality. Best practices of organizations are discussed.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe healthcare compliance functions. Describe healthcare quality functions. Identify needed interesection between compliance and quality. Define best practice guidelines to accomplish the needed intersection.

Keywords: Health Law, Health Care Quality

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have experience in graduate course design and teaching in this area, publications related to this area, and professional experience encompassing this area. I co-founded and implemented a graduate compliance certificate program at Quinnipiac University and have served in professional positions related to healthcare quality and compliance.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.