Health Information Management

HITECH survey: providers remain concerned about HIPAA breach notification

HIM-HIPAA Insider, March 8, 2010

The HITECH compliance date for business associates (BAs) has passed. The date for BAs to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and the use and disclosures provision of the privacy rule was February 17. Further, breach notification enforcement began February 22.

So where does your organization stand? Are you ready? Your BAs?

We can give you a pretty good idea after seeing the results of HCPro’s HIPAA and HITECH survey that we rolled out in late February. It attracted nearly 600 respondents, including mostly HIPAA compliance officers and HIM directors.

For starters, if your organization has done something with its HIPAA compliance program in light of the HITECH, you’re in the majority: 89% said they’ve responded in some fashion to preparing for HITECH.

Read the full story on HIPAA Update.

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