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Upcoming Events:





Hon. Patrick Kennedy to Speak at NSQC

  • We are pleased to announce that Patrick J. Kennedy will give a keynote presentation at the National Symposium on Quality and Compliance in June. Patrick represented Rhode Island’s 1st District in the U.S. Congress for sixteen years. Since leaving office in 2011, he has devoted much of his time to advocacy and awareness in the mental health and addiction field. He is co-founder of One Mind, dedicated to research of all brain conditions, and, in 2013, he started the Kennedy Forum to unite the community in a common effort to develop and advance bold mental health policy.

Click here for more information on the Symposium.




Get-Things-Done Approach to Ethics

  • In an Interview with the Center for Creative Leadership, Mark Pastin states that he is not a fan of books about ethics because most are ideological instead of addressing how to reach ethical decisions. This is why Mark's approach in his new book, Making an Ethical Difference, is rooted in the idea that, when trying to solve an ethical dilemma, it's more important to agree on an action than to agree on all of the underlying justifications for that action. Read the rest of Mark's interview here.





National Symposium on Quality and Compliance Call for Proposals

  • This is the first call for proposals to present at the National Symposium. Presenters may be individuals or panels. We are especially interested in innovative approaches to integrating compliance and quality and panels that include both quality and compliance professionals.

Click here to submit a proposal.





Mark Pastin’s New Book Published

  • In November 2013, Mark released his second book, Make an Ethical Difference: Tools for Better Action. Mark argues that we can make a difference in society’s ethical level, and we don’t need ethics “experts” to tell us how. He believes that we all have an innate ethical sense—what he calls an “ethics eye.” With examples drawn from his decades of experience advising governments, corporations, and NGOs, Mark shows how to identify competing interests, analyze the facts, understand the viewpoints, measure the benefits of different outcomes, and build consensus.

Purchase Mark's book here.





In Other News

  • The 2014 Best Compliance Practice Standards Manual has been published. To order, visit our store here.

  • "Doctors Avoid Penalties in Suits Against Medical Firms" by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Click here to read.

  • The DHHS OIG has released the OIG Work Plan for the Fiscal Year 2014. Click here to view.