[ Wednesday, May 31, 2006 ]
Toward a Privacy-Minded Culture:
Also in HealthLeaders, a special
by Sonnenschein's Gina Cavalier on nine tips for incubating a privacy-minded culture at your health care operation. I particularly find interesting no. 2 (review and update privacy policies and procedures) and no. 5 (include privacy reminders in newsletters and compliance alerts), since they address the most likely culprit preventing a good privacy culture: habit. A sign on the wall is good, but only for a while; once you're used to it being there, you stop paying attention to it. Reminders and periodic scheduled updates to policies and procedures help re-awaken the HIPAAcrat in all your employees.
Jeff [4:56 PM]
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