SCCEnet and HCCAnet hit 10,000 members
MINNEAPOLIS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The corporate compliance and ethics community, which has long-been encouraged by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to model best practices, is turning to social media to discover and discuss those practices. HCCAnet and SCCEnet, a pair of social network sites offered by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), just surpassed 10,000 members. The forums offer compliance officers opportunities to network with colleagues and share compliance-related information.
"We believe there is no better social network for compliance and ethics professionals than SCCEnet and HCCAnet," said Roy Snell, chief executive officer, SCCE and HCCA. "Professional associations frequently give professional opportunities to a limited group of people. Through our social network, compliance and ethics professionals can become a household name in their profession by answering questions, providing links to websites, and sharing presentations, articles, forms, policies and procedures."
The social network sites, launched in 2008 and found at community.hcca-info.org and community.corporatecompliance.org are open to the compliance and ethics community at no charge. They provide robust discussion tools, a space for blogs, and a library containing over 3,000 compliance and ethics-related documents for its users. Conversations cover issues such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Social Media, and other areas of concern to the compliance and ethics community.
"The growth we've seen in membership is fantastic," said Snell. "But more important is the fact that this resource is helping solve real problems and improve compliance and ethics programs."
The HCCA and the SCCE, non-profit professional membership organizations made up of compliance and ethics professionals and based in Minneapolis, Minn., have more than 10,000 members in the United States and abroad. These two organizations exist to champion ethical practice and compliance standards, and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles.
SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association; Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics