Approaching HIPAA, Privacy and Confidentiality
March 02, 2017
The Medical Economics Article Published June 10, 2016 “Step-by-step approach to HIPAA Compliance” offers a deliberate and forward-thinking approach to ensure that medical practices continually meet the various requirements set forth in order to stay compliant with HIPAA. Their recommendations are as follows:
- Understand the Scope
Learn what the HIPAA requirements entail. Guidance from professional associations or third-party vendors will help you learn which rules apply and when.
- Quantify the gap
Perform a gap analysis to compare current performance with where future performance needs to be.
- Craft the policies
Consult credible sources or vendors to create policy documents customized to your specific characteristics, risks, and needs.
- Provide training
Once a year, your practice should offer a comprehensive HIPAA refresher course to reacquaint your staff and help staff members apply their knowledge.
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