Government leaders often find themselves analyzing data from multiple discrete sources in their everyday work. In the past, physically integrating this data has proven to be a costly and time-consuming process. Thanks to data virtualization, however, regulators can now access data from many different sources without relocating any of it. Here we look at the basics of data integration as well as different ways governments have adopted the technology.
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The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Massachusetts senators garner a veto-overriding majority for licensure reform, Tennessee eases credentialing restrictions for DACA recipients, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.  Louisiana bill sets new rules for funds sitting in abandoned sports betting accounts, Massachusetts Superior Court judge throws out two questions on police officer licensing questionnaire, Louisiana governor signs two occupational licensing reform bills into law, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. N.L. doctors oppose proposed government say in licensing, New Mexico licensing department hit by cyberattack, Virginia moves to lower barriers to teacher licensure, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
Multijurisdictional practice has been a subject of debate for licensed professionals in nursing as far back as 1995. One answer to the limitations of single-state licensure in the U.S. has been the development of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). But how did this all start? And how has COVID-19 impacted the progress of multijurisdictional practice throughout the nation?
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Ontario gives approval to expedite international nurse registration, Ohio introduces legislation to license advanced care respiratory therapists, new research finds that professional licensing has no impact on interstate migration, and more in our latest weekly roundup of regulatory news.
Dealing with complaints is a huge part of professional regulation. Like other countries, the U.S. deals with huge volumes of complaints. But where are we seeing the most? And in which industries? Jordan Milian explores.
We’ve seen machine learning revolutionize sectors such as law, health care, and education, but regulation has been comparatively slow to follow. So how can regulators embrace AI to improve their regulatory decision making? And what should the future of AI in regulation look like? Anna van der Gaag, a visiting professor of ethics and regulation at the University of Surrey, joins Paul Leavoy to discuss.
How can people with different roles in the regulatory process harness the power of data virtualization to help with their daily work? We look at this and more in our latest Ascend article.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Illinois sets licensing standards for midwives, Hawaii pushes to change standards for dentists, and more in this week's regulatory news.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Cyberattacks cause issues for one of the largest U.S. health systems, North Carolina moves away from exam-only school principal licensure, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
Self-regulation brings opportunities for working professionals to monitor themselves and their peers with greater ease, but it presents opportunities for abuse. Jordan Milian explores the privilege of self-regulation.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Singapore plans to start licensing cybersecurity providers, Georgia lawmakers move to update their criminal database, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
When convicted murderers are permitted to practice in their profession, is good character important? Harry Cayton asks if the boards of licensing bodies should apply the same standards to themselves as they apply to applicants for a license.
Having impartial and transparent disciplinary processes in place is essential to ensure that the public trusts regulators to hold licensees accountable and uphold high professional standards. But how do regulators respond when a licensee faces allegations of misconduct? Natasha Giuffre, Thentia Cloud’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, and a former discipline counsel for the Law Society of Ontario, walks us through the process.

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BC expands licensure pathway for international doctors: Weekly regulatory news 

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
British Columbia expands licensure pathway for internationally educated doctors, Ohio amendment could change the future of social work, proposal to reduce cosmetology licensure hours in Virginia sparks backlash, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.

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