Following SOPs is not just a regulatory requirement, it also improves the quality of your business and ensures consistency in employee performance. Training your employees on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is a major challenge, apart from framing them. It’s quite a daunting task to train employees on procedures and regulations.
Every organization wants the best performance from their employees. But, skill is not the only thing that allows employees to give their 100% to your company. Each organization and industry is required to follow certain rules while trying to deliver an optimal output. The process of educating employees on the laws, regulations, and company policies that apply to their day-to-day responsibilities is broadly referred to as compliance training.
As per the US Federal Agency, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) observations, many companies in the healthcare sector fail to establish and maintain the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), in their production or manufacturing processes. In a sense, knowingly or unknowingly, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are violating the basic component of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
Compliance training refreshes healthcare professionals’ knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations. It also reminds them of their role in maintaining compliancy. However, mired in the complexities of content, compliance training programs end up being boring, with dull content.
Healthcare compliance can be bewildering, with its convoluted acts and sections. No company wants to violate compliance laws intentionally. However, employees stumble upon some unfamiliar rules in the law, as they get carried away by regular work. Mired in the complexities of the content, compliance training programs end up being boring, with dull and lackluster content.
As the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of your company, you have a command over the subject, but don’t know how to transfer that knowledge to your employees? Are you thinking of an online training provider that exactly suits your company’s compliance requirements?
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Compliance training is all about educating your employees and making them aware of the laws, rules and regulations they need to follow at work. Imparting training on applicable statutes and norms is beneficial to organizations and employees, as it helps prevent regulatory violations that can result in huge penalties and loss of reputation. However, in many cases, online compliance training courses are mere “page-turners” that fail to impress learners.
According to a joint survey by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), human error is the main cause of data breaches. While the threat from hackers is ever present, the survey highlights the need for organizations to train their employees on compliance risks and set up adequate controls (Source: SCCE Press Release). So, what are the typical compliance gaps in the healthcare industry that are prone to human error?
Employees of any organization must comply with certain guidelines – industry regulations, international or regional regulatory policies, and norms. To ensure employees comply with these guidelines, organizations invest thousands of dollars in online compliance training. However, most often than not, these online compliance training courses turn out to be boring as they contain too much legal information with complex jargon. Also, they are mostly page turners as shown in the cartoon with no interactivities.