Ethical alignment is the cornerstone of any effective partnership in the healthcare space. Why?
For starters, while healthcare is already heavily regulated, the burden of regulation appears to be intensifying today. HIPAA guidelines, new SOC I and II reporting requirements — these are just the tip of the iceberg, and the penalties of even a single infraction can be severe. Still more worrisome, in joint-employer environments, the risk of infractions can quickly escalate as it may not always be clear which party is responsible for ensuring compliance with each regulatory check box.
In this context, having an ethically trustworthy staffing partner is paramount. You should look for a staffing partner with a demonstrated commitment to transparency, as well as expertise navigating and maintaining compliance in a complex regulatory environment.
At Randstad Healthcare, for example, we're a joint-commission certified staffing agency. That means ethical practices and transparency are particularly important to us — and we prove it in the in-depth audits we're subjected to annually. Only by consistently maintaining the highest standards across areas like performance, continuing education, training, placement criteria and more are we able to carry the mantle of joint-commission certification. It's something we're proud of, and we know it gives our healthcare partners greater peace of mind, too.
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