ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company – announced today that Pat Schaumann, an industry leader in healthcare compliance, will join the company as senior compliance director.
This new addition to the company represents Maritz Travel’s commitment to constant innovation and helping clients solve their biggest challenges. Today, healthcare companies face complex compliance and reporting obligations, especially related to their interactions with healthcare providers (HCPs). To help meet these emerging needs, Maritz Travel is developing solutions that streamline event reporting processes, freeing up clients to focus on their core business.
“Compliance with new regulations, like the National Physician Payment Transparency Plan: Open Payments, creates challenges in the healthcare industry,” said President Steve O’Malley. “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 will 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 honored 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. She has also served in leadership roles on many industry boards and appeared on Successful Meetings Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry four times.
About Maritz Travel
Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company – creates exceptional experiences that inspire people to achieve extraordinary business results. By designing and executing innovative corporate events, meetings and incentive travel programs, we help transform businesses and people. We focus on individual business objectives to provide business meeting planning and group incentive trips that drive business results and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement. For more information, visit www.maritztravel.com or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel.