Do you think your IT security is ready to meet the challenges that your organization will face in 2014? If your answer is no, you're not alone - the results of Protiviti's latest IT Audit Benchmarking Survey indicate that when it comes to IT and cybersecurity, many organizations need to make improvements to their IT audit coverage.
In the Protiviti and Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) joint study, Top Priorities for Internal Auditors in U.S. Healthcare Provider Organizations, healthcare organizations responding to Protiviti’s 2013 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey provided an updated picture of how they rate their technical knowledge and skill levels and what competencies most need improvement.
In January 2013, healthcare provider organizations bid farewell to an era defined by uncertainty, at least with regard to healthcare reform, and ushered in an era that may very well be defined by volatility, at least in terms of internal systems, processes and procedures. If this assessment is an exaggeration, it is only a slight one. After all, one of the primary sources of uncertainty – whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) would be implemented – was resolved in 2012, following the Supreme Court's monumental decision regarding the law's constitutionality.
Social media continues to upend how the business world interacts with customers, and there’s no turning back. Lines of communication that once were almost universally unidirectional have become two-way conversations thanks to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and their brethren.
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