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HIPAA Requirements – Time for a Major Regulatory Change

HIPAA Requirements – Time for a Major Regulatory Change

by Bevon Findley (SU)
It is only fitting that legislation that was created in the mid 1990’s be considered, as most HIPAA experts would agree, outdated. Even with changes brought about by HITECH and the Omnibus Act, the implementation specifications remain relatively unchanged. It is still one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting the requirements.

HIPAA Compliance – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

HIPAA Compliance – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The expression “waiting for the other shoe to drop” appears to have originated in the early 1900’s and is often associated with the arrival of a seemingly inevitable event. I speculate we are at that point in terms of ramped up HIPAA compliance enforcement. The recent Anthem data breach shined a significant spotlight on how vulnerable health information technology can be without the proper safeguards in place.