Health Information Management

Adapt HIPAA internal sanctions policy to comply with HITECH; consider penalty tiers for violations

Briefings on HIPAA, March 1, 2010

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Develop written guidance, thoroughly investigate any violations, and take a proactive approach as you revise your HIPAA internal sanctions policy to comply with the past year's new law, says Nancy Davis, MS, RHIA, director of privacy/security at Ministry Health Care, a Catholic integrated healthcare system based in Wisconsin.

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