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An "Entrepreneurial Spirit" in Healthcare Compliance

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Debbie Troklus, co-founder of HCCA

In a recent episode of the SCCE Podcast “Compliance Perspective,” Debbie Troklus, co-founder of Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), sat down to discuss the history of HCCA as well as her foray into the uncertain terrain of the compliance sector. We have a lot to thank Debbie for in her fortitude and leadership in developing the industry-leading healthcare organization for compliance officers. Here is a recap of what we heard Debbie say and how we think she has propelled compliance forward in healthcare.


 It was 1996, “The Macarena” was the top Pop music single, General Motors unveiled an electric car, President Clinton was re-elected for a second term, and Troklus was tasked to build a compliance program for the University of Louisville. The problem was: she knew next to nothing about compliance programs and few resources existed to help guide her.

The evolution of healthcare compliance

This is not a particularly unique occurrence in healthcare compliance; because of the relative newness of the profession, compliance officers frequently enter the position with no previous experience and little idea how to start building a compliance program. Industry knowledge is certainly an advantage in building a compliance program, but it can be learned. Troklus’ entry into the compliance sector shows us is there are two invaluable traits of an effective compliance officer: initiative and relationship building.

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Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Technology, Entrepreneurship, ProviderTrust News

Healthcare Innovation in Music City

Posted by Matt Gaba on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Nashville is quickly gaining a new nickname. Music City is now the Healthcare Capital of the nation and shows no signs of slowing down. Since the city was spotlighted by the Wall Street Journal in 2011, Nashville has continued to thrive in the healthcare industry and was named the Best City for Healthcare IT Startups this past month.

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Entrepreneurship, Health and Work, ProviderTrust News

Life Tips and Tricks: Cultivating Positivity

Posted by Chelsea Ducat on Tue, May 27, 2014

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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Entrepreneurship, Health and Work, ProviderTrust News

7 Tips to Mastering Conflict Resolution

Posted by Chelsea Ducat on Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Successful conflict resolution is one of the most vital components in maintaining healthy, stable relationships. When addressed appropriately, conflict can actually strengthen relationships and enhance their authenticity. 

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Healthcare Technology, Entrepreneurship, Health and Work

Workplace Culture: Keeping Innovation Top of Mind

Posted by Russ Cornwall on Tue, Apr 22, 2014

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Franklin-Nashville campaign, which was the last series of Civil War battles west of the Appalachians.

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