Regulatory consolidation, risk-based regulation, and more: What’s new in Ascend Magazine

What are the challenges and opportunities associated with regulatory consolidation? What does it mean to be a risk-based regulator? We look at this and more in Ascend’s latest monthly digest.

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Regulatory reform and modernization continue to be top-of-mind for regulators everywhere as they look for ways they can evolve their processes, operations, and strategies in order to meet the needs of 21st century regulation.

In our latest monthly digest, we touch on topics like regulatory consolidation, what it means to be a risk-based regulator, how regulatory agencies can make sure they’re partnering with the right software vendor before embarking on digital transformation, and much more.

A conversation with Ahpra CEO Martin Fletcher

In 2010, Australia took an unprecedented step forward in its nationwide approach to health care regulation when it consolidated 34 separate agencies across its states and territories into one governing body that now oversees 16 health professions: the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). In our two-part Q&A series with Ahpra CEO Martin Fletcher, who has been working on the agency’s creation and implementation since 2009, we discuss topics ranging from the unique challenges associated with regulatory consolidation and international collaboration on health care regulation, to the impacts of COVID-19 on health care regulation and the promise of data-driven technology in the public sector.

What does it mean to be a risk-based regulator?

Risk-based regulation has become somewhat of a buzzword over the past few years. But while the core idea of risk-based regulation is simple and logical, the process of identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing risks – not to mention responding to them – can be quite complex. So, what does it mean to be a risk-based regulator? And what does it require? We explore these questions in this new Ascend Magazine article with insights from regulatory expert Malcolm Sparrow.

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From the Thentia Blog:

Most recently on our blog, we shared Thentia’s takeaways from the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation’s (CNAR) 2022 Conference, where regulatory leaders from every Canadian province gathered to discuss timely topics like the challenges of regulating in the digital age, the future of work, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also explored the benefits that Thentia’s new payment processor, Thentia Cloud Payments, will offer regulatory clients as it continues to grow and expand under the leadership of Leonard Fernandez.

How regulators can make sure they’re choosing the right licensing software provider

Finally, Thentia’s new Buyer’s Guide helps regulatory agencies make thoughtful and informed decisions about potential software vendors as they search for a new licensing and permitting solution. “Regulatory Licensing & Permitting Software: 10 Questions to Ask Vendors Before Making a Decision” breaks down the key questions regulators should ask when vetting software companies, touching on important considerations like regulatory expertise, user interface and user experience, and critical security concerns.

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