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Physician offices: Tackle a different set of privacy training challenges; ensure compliance with HIPAA guideline

Briefings on HIPAA, February 1, 2009

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Inside their physicians’ offices, patients can find the personalized care they might find lacking in larger, less personal hospital settings. First-name recognition, an intimate understanding of medical history, and familiar faces can put anyone at ease.

But experts say this unique environment poses privacy and security challenges that hospitals, with bigger budgets and better resources, do a better job of managing.

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