[ Wednesday, April 13, 2005 ]
AHIMA Survey says . . . :
The American Health Information Management Association has conducted another survey
of privacy officers and similar functionaries to determine the state of HIPAA privacy and security compliance, awareness, and effort. There's plenty of good news: most organizations consider themselves fully compliant with the Privacy Rule, and more than 9 in 10 consider themselves over 85% compliant. Education and training are the biggest trouble spots. Of the areas respondents want the regulations changed, there are few surprises: accounting for disclosures is the biggest (probably because it's being pushed by AHA; most respondents had few or no requests for an accounting so far), followed by personal representative issues (the Schaivo case accounting for some of this attention), business associate issues, and disclosures to law enforcement or pursuant to a subpoena.
The survey also has some good news regarding Security: it was taken some months prior to April, but only 12% of respondents felt they were less than halfway to compliance with the Security Rule.
Jeff [11:10 AM]
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