Whether you're a medical practitioner, an insurance company, a healthcare clearinghouse, or any number of other businesses that deal with medical information, you must be HIPAA compliant to survive in the current medical industry. That is, you must follow all the guidelines and rules put forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or face serious, legal repercussions.
While there is a lot of information about HIPAA out there, which can be daunting, following the necessary steps, as provided in this guide through information and outside resources, can make this crucial process a little easier to understand and comply with. From knowing about Risk Analysis, to disaster preparedness, to understanding how you should or should not be using a cell phone that contains sensitive material, you will soon be on your way toward HIPAA compliance.
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