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Origami Risk Announces GDPR Compliance Efforts

Origami Risk has seen a particular focus in the marketplace on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection law in the European Union (EU) that will become effective on May 25, 2018. It expands the privacy rights of EU individuals and applies to any organization processing EU personal data, whether the organization is based in the EU or not. The main goal of the GDPR is to strengthen the security of EU personal data.

Origami Risk is pleased to announce that we are committed to GDPR compliance when enforcement begins on May 25, 2018. We are also dedicated to helping our customers comply with the GDPR with regard to our services, which includes providing GDPR-related assurances in our contractual commitments. In addition, our data center, Amazon Web Services, has confirmed that its services will comply with the GDPR once enforcement begins.

Data security has always been paramount at Origami Risk, as evidenced by our SOC 2 audits and FISMA (NIST) authorization, our compliance with the HIPAA security rule, and our EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certifications. You can find additional information about our data security at http://www.origamirisk.com/why-choose-us/technology/security/.

Business Insurance Magazine Recognizes Origami Risk Client as a “Women to Watch” Honoree

Lisa V. Kerr, vice president, Risk Management at Henry Schein, Inc., was announced as a 2017 recipient of “Women to Watch” award from Business Insurance magazine and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. This award is presented to 30 honorees that represent “women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance”.

Ms. Kerr, who has used Origami Risk for over 4 years, was Henry Schein, Inc.’s first full-time risk manager and recently participated in the RIMS “Young Risk Practitioners Mentoring Session”. Origami Risk celebrates the recognition of her talents and is pleased to support her innovative work leading projects that automated workflows for values reporting, policy renewal intakes, incident entry management and monthly report and dashboard distributions.

For more information on the “Women to Watch” honorees, click here.

Best-In-Class Safety Audit Tips

According to the Aberdeen Group research report “Simplifying the Audit and Inspection Process to Improve Safety”, companies using best-in-class audit procedures saw a 13% decrease in regulation citations, while all others saw a 1% increase. Origami Risk’s audit solution addresses key challenges identified in the research and provides users with the tools required to realize success.

Ease of Use

Nearly all (98%) of best-in-class companies surveyed for the report completed safety audit action items on time. With an audit process that’s onerous or overly complicated, participation rates drop. To compound the issue, valuable time is then often spent following-up with stakeholders—whether it be to send reminders of approaching due-date, to request submission of overdue audit responses, or to verify that corrective actions are complete.

A well-designed process that takes into account ease of access and drives stakeholder accountability can go a long way to ensuring timely responses and high completion rates. Providing designated personnel with direct access to audit items using Origami Risk’s custom portal functionality allows for both simplified intake of audit data and documentation of any required corrective actions. The ability to set up automated notifications, task assignment, and reminders—sent via email or displayed on a dashboard upon system login—reduces administrative overhead, fosters accountability on the part of stakeholders, and, by streamlining the process, increases the likelihood of timely audit item completion.

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