Preoccupied with the HIPAA compliance dilemma? Don't suffer from HIPAA-chondria.
A Grant Thornton LLP webcast
This webinar addressed the new HIPAA regulations and the possibilities of steep penalties, and offered the opportunity to better understand the solutions available to demonstrate compliance with the new requirements.
Currently, there is no official definition provided by the Department of Health and Human Services of what formal HIPAA "certification" looks like for health care providers or their business associates. So while you may be expending time and resources to comply with the new regulations, it's a struggle to get any independent confirmation to verify your efforts or help protect you from future penalties. Furthermore, with the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and the requirement of third-party service providers to comply with HIPAA security rules, these organizations now face the need to demonstrate to regulators and customers that they are complying with the regulations.
You can view a recording of the webinar on the Grant Thornton web site.