Pre-COVID-19 Survey Results and Current Audit Planning Considerations
Next-Generation Internal Audit in Healthcare: It’s Time to Ride the Wave of Transformation and Innovation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive waves of disruption and unique challenges to the healthcare industry. These waves have driven healthcare delivery organizations to find more innovative means to treat patients safely — while staying afloat.
This white paper covers three areas of focus, two related to the analysis of the healthcare industry-specific results from the 2020 Next Generation of Internal Auditing Survey and one looking at the current state of healthcare internal audit functions:
Prioritizing Next-Generation Internal Auditing
Pre-COVID-19 Audit Plan Priorities
Analysis of the survey results also finds that many of the top priorities from previous years are still considered top priorities in 2020. Interestingly, enterprise risk management (ERM) took its place at the top, foreshadowing unique risks that healthcare providers’ internal audit functions would have to face this year. While these top 10 priorities were assessed pre-COVID-19 and may not be the current top audit priorities for all internal audit functions, they are still priorities that should not be overlooked.
Current Audit Priorities: Detailed Risk Assessment and Audit Planning Considerations
We conclude with a look at current audit priorities and new and emerging challenges and opportunities for healthcare internal audit functions.