• Rich Castaneda

What is HIPAA Compliance?

Is passing a risk assessment enough to achieve HIPAA compliance? Unfortunately not. A risk assessment only address one small piece of overall HIPAA Compliance. According to HHS.gov, COMPLIANCE IS:

1. Implementing written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.

2. Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee.

3. Conducting effective training and education.

4. Developing effective lines of communication.

5. Conducting internal monitoring and auditing.

6. Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines.

7. Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action.

Many solutions address only bits and pieces of the puzzle and are woefully incomplete. This can offer a false sense of security and can lead to fines which average $1.5 Million.

For more information visit HHS.gov and download our HIPAA Compliance Checklist here.

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