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Webinar: Drug Diversion Prevention & Detection


Drug Diversion Prevention & Detection: Using a Comprehensive Risk & Internal Audit Approach

Presented by:
Janice Ahlstrom, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP , RN, BSN - Baker Tilly
Deb Bowes, CPA, CHFP - Baker Tilly

This presentation will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern time. 
This is a FREE webinar for all AHIA members! Non-members - $49 or Join AHIA today to take advantage of this benefit!

Session Description: 

Drug diversion is a national crisis affecting public health and social and economic welfare. Drug diversion activities not only cause potential harm to patients and healthcare professionals, but also to the organizations that employ them – causing healthcare organizations to face legal, financial, operational and reputational risks and regulatory fines. Now consider that about 15% of all healthcare workers will misuse drugs or alcohol at some point in their career.  To effectively address these issues and mitigate risks, healthcare organizations must have a comprehensive interdisciplinary drug diversion management program that include rigorous controls and monitoring.

Join our webinar to learn about the common points of risk and how to develop a comprehensive risk-based internal audit approach for drug diversion remediation and ongoing monitoring.


Learning Objectives:
Following this discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of drug diversion on patients and healthcare organizations
  • Explain the common points of risks and methods of drug diversion in healthcare’s controlled substance life cycle
  • Describe the best practices for drug diversion prevention and detection

Program Level:

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: None

Who should attend: Acute care facilities and academic medical centers. Directors of compliance, CEOs, COOs, CFOs.

Delivery Method: Interactive discussion using telephone and Internet technology.

CPE Credits: 1 credit

Speaker Bio(s):
Janice Ahlstrom, HIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP , RN, BSN - Baker Tilly 
Janice Ahlstrom brings more than 38 years of healthcare experience to Baker Tilly and is a specialist in delivery of risk, compliance and technology solutions. She began delivering HIPAA services in 2000, HITRUST in 2012, and is a certified HITRUST practitioner. Janice works with healthcare clients regarding internal audit, SOC 1/SOC 2 audits, technology assessment/strategic planning, disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Clients seeking to improve business and technology processes and reduce compliance risk draw upon Janice’s technology, clinical and business acumen.

Janice’s career spans a breadth of organizations — assisting premier healthcare providers, payers, senior service, medical device and pharmacy benefit organizations across the US to assess risk, improve operations and align technology investments to business strategy. In addition to her technology, risk management and management consulting experience, Janice is a registered nurse with 11 years of clinical practice experience as a nurse manager, educator and staff nurse.

Deb Bowes, CPA, CHFP - Baker Tilly 
Debra Bowes, partner in the healthcare group, has been with the firm since 1995. She specializes in serving the financial needs of healthcare clients with her primary area of focus being hospitals and health systems. Deb currently serves as the Hospital and Health System Sector Leader for the healthcare practice. She has experience with numerous types of financial and compliance audits, including single audits.

Please Note: If you wish to receive continuing professional education credits for participating in the discussion, you are required to register and pay the registration fees. You will also be required to answer 3 of the 4 questions asked online during the discussion to qualify for CPE credit.

Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the discussion will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the discussion. For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact AHIA at 888-ASK-AHIA (275-2442).

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
AHIA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

1/31/2019 12:00 PM - 1/31/2019 1:00 PM