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Leveraging our compliance experts’ and SharePoint developers’ depth of knowledge to share industry-related news, quick tips and best practices in policy and procedure management, contract management and business processes.

Contract Management – Know where to start and what needs to be done

Contract Management – Preparing for Contract Negotiation When preparing to negotiate a new contract or a contract renewal, organization will be your strongest asset. Having access to all key information in a contract, understanding of the requesting department’s needs and notes,

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Contract Management – Know what and how to improve your Contract process

Contract Management – Identifying Process Improvement in the Organization “Process improvement” means to make things better. The best way to improve the contract management process is to identify the root cause of an issue and think of ways to correct it.

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Contract Management – Know Where You Fit In And Where You Don’t.

What is your role in the contract management process? When a group is transformed into a dynamic organization, there’s a synergy that works to produce results beyond what was originally planned or expected. Part of this synergy comes from each

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Why Employee Training Can Be As Attractive As Root Canal Surgery

For many employees, training is about as attractive as root canal surgery. It usually arrives at the worst possible time, with little to no explanation as to why you need to attend. Nobody will be picking up your work while

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Managing Contracts When Every Request Is Flagged A Priority

  In a broken contract system, the emphasis on urgency creates a battle for attention, and the best way to get attention for your contract request is to flag it as a priority. If everyone in your company has come

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Fighting those “zombie” policies

Just when you think you’ve deleted all of the old copies, you find another one on another shared drive. You have no idea if it is an old draft, a final version, who modified it last or when, or how

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OIG Issues New Guidance For Healthcare Governing Boards

In April 2015, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) released a new “educational resource” to provide guidance to the governing boards of healthcare organizations to help them meet their compliance

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The Cost of HIPAA Non Compliance – Healthcare Compliance Management

Healthcare Compliance Management When stories break in the media of medical files with patient information found in dumpsters, or laptops with unencrypted data left in cabs or stolen from offices, one element that is often overlooked is that the medical

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Contract Management Software – Quick Steps To Successful Implementation

It never gets less exciting when a new client comes on board. Clients are eager to get started playing with their new contract management system, and our IT support team can’t wait to show them all the tools, tips and

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Regulatory Fatigue: Having To Do More With Less

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Annual Cost of Compliance Survey outlines some extremely challenging times for compliance practitioners. Managing increased responsibilities within the organization, combined with a never-ending deluge of new and/or updated regulations, while fighting constant budget battles to justify

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