Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: HIPAA privacy violations continue despite efforts to train staff

Compliance Monitor, May 16, 2007

More than three years after the privacy rule's compliance date, there are still persistent compliance problems. Staff members use their access privileges to snoop on friends and family, portable devices disappear, and faxes go to the wrong person. "As a general rule, in the healthcare industry, we've gotten very good at HIPAA," says Rebecca Williams, JD, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, in Seattle. "Most people understand it well. They aren't fighting it anymore, but there are [still] some areas where there are difficulties."

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