In the Spotlight
- 2015 OIG Work Plan AudioConference
December 17, 2014: 1:00 - 2:00pm Eastern Time
Guest Presenters: Larry Vernaglia, Nate Lacktman, and Torrey Young of Foley & Lardner LLP
- Southeast Regional Certification Intensive Course
January 26-28, 2015: New Orleans, LA - Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter
Hotel Reservations: $139/night: cut off date - 1/9/15, mention "Health Ethics Trust" when booking by phone: 866-716-8133. Online reservations can be made by clicking here.
- Second Annual National Symposium on Quality and Compliance
June 8 - 10, 2015: Philadelphia, PA
- 20th Annual Best Compliance Practices Forum
October 19-21, 2015: Washington, DC
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.
Why Whistleblowers Could Save Your Reputation
- Mark recently wrote an article for The Global and Mail on Why Whistleblowers Could Save Your Reputation.This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management.
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.
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 2015. Click here to view.