The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established by the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1996, but HIPAA isn’t just a term that gets tossed around at doctor’s offices when it comes to the privacy of medical information. In fact, if your company touches health information, regardless of industry, it’s likely that you’re working in a HIPAA-compliant environment.
Working under HIPAA compliance can be a daunting task and, often, one that seems overwhelming.
Where do you start when it comes to rules and complicated inner-workings of the law? How can you best prepare your employees to both understand and apply the HIPAA rules?
In this week’s Rewind feature, we’ll answer these questions, share some of the basic terms connected to the privacy laws and discuss the importance of proper HIPAA training for all employees, regardless of level.