For this reason, best-practice guidelines within financial organisations might include details on the right ways to deal with information, or what corporate checks they should run on a specific organisation. In the medical sector, it could help clinicians to distinguish between national and private local policies and standards so that there is no room for error. This could include, for example, anything from hygiene guidelines to recommended dosages or the latest MRSA protocols.
At a time when the ability to meet regulatory requirements has become increasingly business-critical, robust policy management gives organisations full visibility of internal and external regulatory pressures. In addition, it also offers the important opportunity to map performance against each compliance issue and develop clear, simple-to-understand policies.
By pulling together often fragmented information around compliance and making it available to staff in a common, easily-accessible format, policy management automation can help to substantially increase user awareness and adherence. Crucially, the cultural changes that result from better information distribution, monitoring and overall governance can ensure a higher degree of protection throughout the business.