Building a High Value GRC Program: A Case Study of Tufts Health Plan

  • December 07, 2016
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Managing change across risk, business, and regulatory environments, and keeping the organization aligned with these changes is one of the biggest challenges that organizations face today. A GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) program enables organizations to accurately gauge their true risk and compliance posture, and avoid cost overlaps.

Most of the organizations are now moving towards adopting GRC solutions that introduce efficiencies in risk management and compliance activities, effectively execute audits, and establish governance programs that are aligned with business imperatives.

As healthcare organizations confront new risks and increasing regulatory scrutiny, many are reaping benefits from embarking on a GRC journey that brings together people, processes, and technology to create a mature and pervasive approach to GRC. A comprehensive GRC solution can enable healthcare payers and providers to consistently meet compliance objectives, successfully manage regulatory changes, streamline audits and better align its GRC programs with its business strategy.

Join webinar panelists Carl Paratore and Anthony Metzler as they shed light on how enabling an efficient approach to planning & managing corporate and compliance audits can serve as a foundational approach to implementing a GRC program that can help healthcare organizations strengthen risk management and provide means to keep you on top of regulatory changes.

The webinar will include discussions on several topics including: 

  • Core components of a GRC program
  • Deep dive into Tufts Audit Implementation
  • Leveraging technology to drive accountability, transparency and efficiency

Who should attend: GRC titles


Carl Paratore photoCarl Paratore, General Auditor, Tufts Health Plan
Carl leads the Internal Audit team at Tufts Health Plan and is responsible for bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, control and governance processes.

Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan in 2012, Carl spent twelve years with MetLife in a variety of roles within the audit department, most recently as assistant vice president. Before MetLife, Carl spent five years in public accounting working in the insurance, finance and high-tech industries at a variety of companies including Ernst & Young, LLP.

Carl earned an M.B.A. in finance from Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in accounting from Babson College. He is a certified public accountant and a certified information systems auditor. Carl is a member of both the Internal Institute of Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Lastly, Carl is recognized by the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) as a Certified Healthcare Insurance Executive (CHIE).


Anthony Metzler newAnthony Metzler, Director GRC Journey, Customer Engagement Programs, MetricStream
Tony brings over 31 years of software development and implementation experience to the GRC Journey Team. As a Senior Consulting Engineer with OmniE Labs, Inc., he was responsible for the design and development of an early stage Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory compliance management application. He transitioned from engineering to Professional Services after joining Movaris in 2004, and led dozens of successful SOx and Financial Close implementations from the early stages of system architecture planning through production rollout. Since becoming part of the MetricStream Team in 2012 he has led implementation and delivery teams for customers in International Banking, Communications Technology, Computer Technology, U.S. Military, Retail, Clinical Research, Higher Education and Global Logistics. Tony lives with his wife, youngest daughter, two dogs, one cat, and two rescue horses in Sussex County, NJ.


Hemali Nigam, Audit Manager within the Internal Audit
Tufts Health Plan
Ms. Nigam is responsible for managing Audit Operations, enabling operational effectiveness and efficiency across the department including the oversight of our Audit Management System.  She  has over 10 years of internal audit experience