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See your privacy program through a new set of eyes

Briefings on HIPAA, August 1, 2008

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HIPAA didn’t come with a step-by-step guide that explains how to implement the privacy rule with limited resources at a 254-bed pediatric hospital that strives to help the underserved.

“You just did it and you did what you thought was right. You did what you could and networked when possible. But nobody came in and graded you on your implementation,” says Roberta B. Baranda, RHIA, CHP, director of patient access and HIM and privacy officer at Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera. How could she know whether her privacy program met the spirit and intent of the rule?

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