Under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) every practice or healthcare organization must designate a privacy officer. Assigning the Privacy officer becomes the first and most important step in becoming HIPAA compliant.
In this article, we discuss the role and responsibilities of a HIPAA Privacy Officer.
If you own or work in a medical clinic it’s easy discount yet another warning about HIPAA and security compliance. From personal experience, I know that I get a little blasé’ myself. To confirm, I did some research about recent clinic hacking stories.
While working as a network administrator during the day, I started teaching classes in the evenings at local community colleges because I didn’t want people who were new to technology to go through what I had experienced. As a teacher, I found that the fastest way for my students to learn was to start with the basic principles. As a consultant, I found success in much the same way. With a few basic principles, management could start taking control of their technology.