The April 14, 2003 deadline for HIPAA compliance has passed. However, this compilation of practical, do-able management actions and tasks - practical tips for managers - can help you to see if your organization was on track for the deadline.
These are the essential actions, policies, procedures, and administrative measures that follow the dictates of the HIPAA regulations.
HIPAA Committee Work Plan
From awareness to compliance, you can use the collected wisdom and advice of leading experts and consultants for a "reality check" over the few months as your organizations works to meet the requirements for protecting patient health information,
This five section management briefing covers:
- What Your Organization Needs to be Doing Now
- How to Implement HIPAA Awareness and Compliance training for Your Staff
- Transactions Sets, Third-party and Chain of Trust Agreements
- Security and Privacy Essentials
- How to Make progress on HIPAA Requirements
Order now. Get the five-step process for HIPAA compliance, the education and training requirements for your staff under HIPAA, how to develop ongoing HIPAA awareness programs, why education can mean the difference between success and failure.
This report has been compiled by the editorial staff of HIPAA Bulletin for Management and includes advice culled from the pages of the Bulletin written to meet the needs of managers and administrators -- not IT types.
For instance, what covered entities need to know about transaction sets in plain English, third-party agreements, and what to consider before writing chain-of-trust agreements, and navigating your way though business associate agreements.
This 82-page briefing also lays out how to make progress on HIPAA requirements, acknowledging there are no "cookie cutter" solutions. Finally, you'll get resources for HIPAA implementation, including the most useful and respected Web sites for details on the law, the regulations, and the most knowledgeable sources of HIPAA information.
The direction, recommendations, tasks and procedures are compiled from interviews with some of the country's leading experts on HIPAA, and from remarks by experts during educational programs organized and sponsored by HIPAA Bulletin for Managemen. Expert attorneys, and industry consultants from leading firms who bring practical advice "from the field."
This briefing is prepared for managers because, as one attorney says in the report, HIPAA is a "top-down procedure." A management consultant says HIPAA is a "procedural-based project.
This briefing won't answer all your questions, HIPAA is just that broad and that complex. But it will add to your staff's knowledge base for focusing on the most important policies and procedures for your organization to be ready by the deadline.
Get practical tips, easy to implement programs, checklists, and 'how-to" advice.
Order in confidence. This management briefing is backed by the healthcare industry expertise of Health resources publishing. We've been working to provide your special healthcare management information needs since 1978.
This is a decision you can't put off. Your deadline for HIPAA is coming quick.