How to Implement HIPAA Regulations in the Workplace
The addition of the HITECH Act makes it possible for federal organizat...
The HITECH Rule

The HITECH Rule is one aspect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that is
focused on creating a...
HIPAA rules and regulations have changed significantly in the past decade and will continue
to be the standard in healthca...
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The addition of the HITECH Act makes it possible for federal organizations to enforce HIPAA rules and regulations in the workplace. Organizations and entities today must begin the process of becoming HIPAA compliant or face fines and other consequences.

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How to implement hipaa regulations in the workplace

  1. 1. How to Implement HIPAA Regulations in the Workplace The addition of the HITECH Act makes it possible for federal organizations to enforce HIPAA rules and regulations in the workplace. Organizations and entities today must begin the process of becoming HIPAA compliant or face fines and other consequences. Learning more about the rules and regulations that are coming into play is the first step toward beginning the process of compliance. The Security Rule, the Privacy Rule and the HITECH Act are three updated HIPAA rules that organizations within the healthcare industry must be aware of. The Privacy Rule and The Security Rule Combined, the Privacy Rule and The Security Rule make up nearly fifty pages of text. Organizations and entities in the process of becoming HIPAA compliant will need to be familiar with the key elements of the text. The Privacy Rule is designed to protect personally identifiable personal health information to the necessary minimum. Organizations and entities will need to be able to provide patients with their privacy policies and proof of disclosures when asked. The Security Rule is becoming particularly important for organizations and entities within the healthcare industry because it protects patient health information that in electronic form. The introduction of the HITECH Act has made electronic health information the standard in modern medical records.
  2. 2. The HITECH Rule The HITECH Rule is one aspect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that is focused on creating a national, electronic infrastructure that makes medical records accessible from anywhere. The HITECH Act states that patient health information should be available in an electronic format to patients within a reasonable amount of time. The Act also works to increase patient security by allowing HIPAA rules and regulations to become more readily enforceable. Organizations and entities will need to be able to prove they have taken steps to protect sensitive patient information or face mandatory penalties for willful neglect. Reaching Compliance
  3. 3. HIPAA rules and regulations have changed significantly in the past decade and will continue to be the standard in healthcare information and how it is managed in the future. Organizations and entities within the healthcare industry will need to upgrade their existing software and methods to meet today's more stringent HIPAA regulations. For instance, it is now necessary to provide proof of due diligence if patient information is shared improperly. Organizations unable to prove due diligence may face penalties even if there isn't an incident where patient informatory is unnecessarily disclosed. Upgrading to HIPAA compliant software is one of the most efficient ways to manage the changes to the healthcare system. HIPAA compliant software is designed to meet current HIPAA rules and regulations in a single program. Most software will include training information and require your organization to appoint a security officer to ensure internal audits are conducted on schedule. Comprehensive patient tracking and the ability to provide clients with electronic personal health information are both vital to meeting current HIPAA regulations. Understanding HIPAA rules and regulations is important. Choosing the right software can make reaching compliance a streamlined process. Business Address: The Compliancy Group LLC. 55 Broadway Unit 684 Greenlawn, NY 11740 Contact No: 855 854 4722 Fax: 631 731 1643 Info@compliancygroup.com http://www.compliancy-group.com

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