Security breach notification requirements, according to Briefings on HIPAA's HIPAA and HITECH February survey of healthcare providers. Most of the nearly 600 respondents were HIPAA compliance officers and HIM directors.
Breach notification was the top challenge for 39% of respondents, followed by amending and creating business associate (BA) contracts at 18%. The response took Chris Simons, RHIA, by surprise. Simons serves as director of utilization management and HIM and privacy officer at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, ME.
Despite the numerous jokes on the subject, physician illegibility is no laughing matter, and Kaweah Delta Medical Center knows it. That’s why, after The Joint Commission found problems with the facility’s physician legibility, Kaweah Delta developed a plan to address the problem.