Changing the privacy and security culture of a practice is often one of the most difficult aspects of reducing risk and becoming Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant. Making sure that patient privacy is put before employee convenience take dedication and effort. However, there are many low-cost, high impact changes that can markedly reduce risk.
In addition, your local Regional Extension Center (REC) can help make this transition easier by providing additional resources and technical support that will assist you in changing your privacy and security practices and culture. Find an REC near you.