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PPV: Comply with HIPAA to comply with The Joint Commission

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 23, 2007

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When it seems impossible to get your organization to constantly comply with various rules and regulations, find comfort in the fact that taking HIPAA compliance seriously should help you meet The Joint Commission's standards for privacy and security as well. Luckily, the two standards are pretty consistent, with HIPAA being by far more detailed. But there are a few specifics of which you should be aware when trying to meet both standards.

Don't make more work for yourself than is necessary. Understand both sets of standards to reduce duplicate efforts and help maintain compliance.

Editor's note: For more information on how you can meet both sets of standards, click here. Subscribers to Briefings on HIPAA can read the full article in the July 2007 issue. You can also purchase this article for $10.

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