HIPAA Compliance: Four Essential Steps

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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is one of those things that must be done, similar to tying one’s shoelaces. You could avoid it and likely get from point A to point B, but one trip on a dangling lace is all it takes to lead to a catastrophe.

For all healthcare organizations, understanding HIPAA compliance will be critical for 2016, especially as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) begins to conduct the next round of HIPAA audits. Every single healthcare company in the U.S. needs to be prepared for a potential investigation into its data security practices and approach to HIPAA risk assessments.