HIPAA: A Short and Long Term Perspective on Health Care
Softcover, 7" x 10", 240 pages
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HIPAA: A Short- and Long-term Perspective for Health Care is a straightforward, comprehensive review of HIPAA provisions and their net positive value to health care, both as impacting individual providers and the industry as a whole.
This book focuses on the practical implications of the legislation and gives the user an enhanced understanding of HIPAA regarding:
- Meaning and intent of regulations
- Impacts of the security and privacy provisions
- Key compliance issues
- Enforcement and certification of compliance
- Benefits of investing in HIPAA compliance
- The future of HIPAA and the electronic medical record
- The value of aligning HIPAA mandates with internet and other business strategies
You also are given comprehensive appendices containing:
- model business agreements,
- sample assessment templates,
- sample privacy officer job description,
- definitions of terms, and,
- other valuable tools.
There's one thing almost everyone can agree on when it comes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): the overwhelming complexity of the regulations. To help physicians and other health care professionals navigate the HIPAA labyrinth, the American Medical Association offers this straightforward guide that introduces the details of the legislation and interprets the impacts and benefits of HIPAA components. Beginning with a thorough review of the legislation's genesis, supporters, and intentions, HIPAA: A Short- and Long-Term Perspective for Health Care outlines the IT investments needed for the major electronic transaction standards, examines the controversy behind the privacy final rule provisions, and provides a comprehensive inventory of the privacy rule impacts.
You may view the following sample excerpts here:
Most important, the book offers guidance in assessing readiness for HIPAA compliance, determining risk of noncompliance, and maximizing the benefits of compliance. It also provides insight into how traditional and emerging health care information technologies can provide solutions to meet HIPAA strategic e-commerce needs, examines future trends in automating records, and helps you set standards to ensure the portability and accessibility of medical records.
Recommended by the American Medical Association, this book is a valuable resource for practice administrators, office managers, compliance officers, executive physicians, and practicing physicians.
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