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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