Health Information Management

Get your HIPAA privacy program in compliance

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 11, 2012

If you are a HIPAA privacy officer, it might be looking pretty scary out there, said Adam Greene, JD, MPH.

"We're really entering into a new era of enforcement," said Greene, a partner at Davis Wright & ­Tremaine, LLP, in Washington, D.C., and a former regulator at OCR, the government agency that enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

Greene, who until last year was OCR's senior health IT and privacy specialist, spoke at the 20th National HIPAA Summit March 26 in Washington, D.C. "This is the year to take the training wheels off of your HIPAA program," he told the audience. "Many organizations are still not riding that bike particularly well."
So what can organizations do in this era of increased enforcement?

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to read more in the June issue of Briefings on HIPAA.

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