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HIPAA Compliance and Security:
Why It's Needed

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Learn the four components of building a culture of compliance.

HIPAA compliance is the responsibility of everyone in your practice. Read through these four areas to learn how the HIPAA Institute can help make it easier to establish and evolve your practice’s policies and procedures.

Establish your policies

Creating a culture of compliance begins with establishing privacy and security policies and procedures for your team and business associates to follow. Learn what to consider regarding privacy protections for paper-based patient health information as well as administrative, physical and technical safeguards for electronic patient health information.

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Assess your risks

In order to ensure you have a comprehensive plan for maintaining HIPAA compliance, you have to know where the gaps are. Learn how the HIPAA Institute can help you identify vulnerabilities so you can take commercially reasonable actions to protect your patient information and maintain your patients’ trust.

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Train your team

Like technology, healthcare regulations can change quickly and often. HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations need to be regularly reviewed so you can maintain compliance in the face of change. Learn how the HIPAA Institute can help you conduct ongoing staff training so everyone knows the limits on the use and disclosure of patient information and what they can do every day to protect it.

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Monitor your activity

Regular monitoring and audits are necessary to understand whether or not members of your staff are effectively following your HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule compliance policies and procedures. This includes examining your processes, systems and records. Learn how the HIPAA Institute can help make monitoring and auditing easier by seamlessly incorporating these practices into your routine activities.

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