HIPAA: How We Got to Where We are Today (In Five Minutes)
As you know from our previous posts, we are committed to serving as your single point of contact for all HIPAA Compliance and Healthcare IT questions. Getting and staying HIPAA Compliant can be a daunting task, with updates and changes to rules seeming to occur faster than healthcare organizations can keep up. We thought a handy historical list of events that are relevant to you and your organization would be important and helpful, since it seems that a quick search for a simple HIPAA timeline yields less than straight forward results. Use this infographic as your go to source for important HIPAA dates.
While we have talked about ways you can get and stay HIPAA compliant in previous posts, mere plans are no longer good enough. Unless you have a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) with HIPAA experience on staff, being fully compliant is a tall order. If you think your current IT provider isn't up to the task of providing the most up to date HIPAA Compliance consulting, then it's time for a serious conversation.