Most OCR investigations are performed with very little advance notification. If your organization is selected for an investigation and you’re not currently compliant with the requirements and implementation specifications of HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, chances are you won’t have enough time to make significant improvements. Most people focus on security and breach and don’t understand the implications of HIPAA privacy.
You simply cannot underestimate the complexity of HIPAA Rules and the inter-relations of National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards. Complex, ever-changing regulations, increased vulnerabilities, implementation of new technologies and changes in business processes can make it difficult to achieve and maintain compliance. Moreover, it can be very challenging to test, analyze, and remediate your own security and privacy vulnerabilities without interrupting your day-to-day business operations.
You need to develop and implement the full range of best practices. A focus on the highest priority practices develops a cost-effective preparedness.
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