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4 Steps to Ensure HIPAA Compliance

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4 Steps to Ensure HIPAA Compliance If your business deals with healthcare providers or healthcare data, chances are you’ve heard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. If you have to be HIPAA compliant, here are some easy ways to get started. 1. Learn the Basics. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for HIPAA administration, and they publish a great resource called “HIPAA for Professionals”. In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) added additional controls that intended to promote the use of technology. With this in mind, it’s important that the HIPAA security officer understand the security standards for which they are responsible.  2. Identify Who…

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