Without proper preparation, HIPAA compliance audits can be time consuming and downright scary. Learn some scary facts about HIPAA compliance, what to expect during a HIPAA compliance audit, and steps you can take to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI) to help ensure a successful audit.
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.