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Your approach to become and maintain HIPAA compliancy requires strategic thinking and agility, blended with constant internal assessments and continuous improvements. A recommended 5 prong strategy aligns resources to regulatory requirements yielding success through your compliance journey. 1. Create a HIPAA based program. Effective programs start with executive leadership establishing the value of the program...
HIPAA requires each covered entity or Business Associate to designate a person accountable for all HIPAA compliance requirements and to serve as the single HIPAA point person for the organization. Often, smaller organizations leverage a single person to fulfill other roles while other organizations leverage third party providers for governance roles. Larger organizations often have...
The internet abounds with HIPAA information and recommendations, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the plethora of suggestions. A quick internet search of “HIPAA basics” reveals millions of returns ranging from government requirements to implementation applications. The following framework simplifies the approach to HIPAA compliancy. Each step should be aligned with your organizational requirements,...
HIPAA regulations are tricky, challenging, and full of pitfalls for the smallest of practices and business associates all the way to the largest enterprises. The introduction of the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act of 2009 further complicates matters. Our approach pivots the traditional advice, making compliancy practical and easier to...
Everything changed in 1996. The federal law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, created national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. While it was designed to protect patient data, it complicated practitioners and Business Associates operations. Being HIPAA compliant can be tricky, costly, and overwhelming...