Health Information Management

Discipline with the intent to educate

Briefings on HIPAA, November 1, 2008

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Despite the thoroughness of your policies and procedures, the effectiveness of your training, and the degree of care exercised by your staff, the occasional HIPAA violation may nonetheless be inevitable.

So how should you respond to a violation, whether deliberate or unintentional, to prevent a recurrence?

The answer is a combination of policies, procedures, training, and educational efforts masked as disciplinary measures, according to BOH experts. This formula will help change the culture of your organization and improve HIPAA compliance.

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