In our previous blog post, How does my organization become HIPAA compliant?, we reviewed the four rules that healthcare organizations and their business associates must follow in order to be considered HIPAA compliant. The second round of HIPAA compliance audits by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is […]
According to the 25th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, the top concern for healthcare IT leadership is compliance with HIPAA and HITECH. While these regulations are designed to safeguard protected health information (PHI), they can be hard to interpret and implement. Following are some guidelines for achieving HIPAA compliance that are designed to point you in the right direction.