Health Information Management

Privacy and security breaches: Make your sanctioning message loud and clear

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 18, 2009

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Hospitals should take a tiered approach when establishing sanction policies that consider various factors, says Beth Hjort, RHIA, CHPS, manager of professional practice resources at AHIMA in Chicago. Well-thought-out policies can help set a serious tone that may prevent breaches or at least demonstrate to employees that the hospital won’t be take them lightly, she says.

For more information about sanctioning policies and to purchase a copy of this article for $10, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing can access this article in the August issue.



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