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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

One way to avoid HIPAA headaches

One way to avoid HIPAA headaches: "

With the April 20 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) deadline looming, a lot of CIOs are, well, freaking out. Not Garrett Martin.
'HIPAA has not really been a constraint for us, other than making sure that everybody logs off at night,' Martin said.
Martin is IT director for Canyonlands Community Health Care, a nonprofit in remote northern Arizona that provides medical care to an area that includes several Indian reservations.
For Canyonlands' Martin, the road to HIPAA compliance was paved by a brand new system--and the risks that a new Internet system posed to patient's privacy rights."


  • HIPAA was a huge area of concern for most mediacal fields, similarly was Sarbanes-Oxley complience a headache for most major cooporations. I hope that either these regulation audit dates get moved to give us more room or that more software/hardware becomes available to make compliance easier in the future.

    By Blogger Chris Wrenn, at 6:13 PM  

  • I have just came across one website which provides a wonderful tool to comply with regulatory authority like HIPAA and it also helps in complying with many other regulations also. A crosswalk matrix poster between different regulations, a very useful tool for compliance team and risk management office. This poster is crosswalk between: ISO 17799, COBIT 4.0, Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Payment Card Industry (PCI), GLBA, NERC standards CIP and PIPEDA (Canada).

    By Blogger Compliance Advisor, at 6:46 AM  

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