Maritz Travel has appointed Pat Schaumann, a specialist in healthcare event compliance, as senior compliance director.
Healthcare companies face complex compliance and reporting obligations, especially related to their interactions with healthcare providers (HCPs).
“Compliance with new regulations, like the National Physician Payment Transparency Plan: Open Payments, creates challenges in the healthcare industry,” says Steve O’Malley, division president, Maritz Travel. “This adds complexity in business processes for our clients – so we’re taking steps to alleviate the pain they are feeling.”
In her role, Schaumann aims to help Maritz Travel’s healthcare clients navigate a complex and challenging regulatory climate and ensure compliance of Maritz Travel’s healthcare provider event services.
Previously, Schaumann served as director of professional development – healthcare sector for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and director of MPI MD, a community for healthcare meeting professionals. In that role, she founded MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate program – certifying nearly 1,000 medical meeting professionals.
“Maritz Travel is one of the most forward-thinking companies in the industry,” said Schaumann. “I’m honoured to join the team – especially as the company works to bring new solutions to navigate HCP event compliance to its impressive base of clients.”
Schaumann has authored multiple healthcare compliance policy books, including Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance.
Maritz Travel is part of the broader Maritz Global Events brand.