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Rule over HIPAA privacy and security compliance

Briefings on HIPAA, June 1, 2008

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Follow the wise advice of the ‘HIPAA Queen’

When her organization assigned her the title of chief privacy officer at Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS) in 2003, Rhonda Edgecomb, RHIT, CHP, welcomed several additional responsibilities.

Among them was the daunting task of training more than 1,000 employees at more than 40 offices spread out from the base office in Bangor, ME. Overnight, she morphed into what she calls the “HIPAA Queen”—ruler of all things related to privacy and security.

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