The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance

Rebecca Herold, Kevin Beaver

November 24, 2003 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 496 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849319532 - CAT# AU1953

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  • Delivers an easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks
  • Summarizes the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies
  • Provides review questions within each section, which can be used to support HIPAA-mandated awareness efforts
  • Features four healthcare industry case studies that detail compliance experiences of representative Covered Entities
  • Supports compliance tasks by including sample documents and HIPAA-related resources
  • Incorporates a corresponding Web site to supplement
  • Includes a checklist of key points at the end of each chapter
  • Summary

    HIPAA is very complex. So are the privacy and security initiatives that must occur to reach and maintain HIPAA compliance. Organizations need a quick, concise reference in order to meet HIPAA requirements and maintain ongoing compliance.

    The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is a one-stop resource for real-world HIPAA privacy and security advice that you can immediately apply to your organization's unique situation. This how-to reference explains what HIPAA is about, what it requires, and what you can do to achieve and maintain compliance. It describes the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks in easy-to-understand language, focusing not on technical jargon, but on what you need to do to meet requirements.

    IT managers, CIOs, consultants, security professionals, office managers, physicians and anyone else preparing an organization for HIPAA will receive expert guidance on requirements and other commonly-discussed topics. Everyone will be affected by HIPAA; this book enables you to determine how HIPAA will impact you regardless of whether your business or organization is a HIPAA Covered Entity.