We recently conducted a survey of medical practices and billing companies to gauge their knowledge of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security regulations, compliance measures, and communication methods.
With the help of our partners at Porter Research and The Daniel Brown Law Group, we've created an easy-to-consume narrative explaining the various aspects of HIPAA compliance while also presenting the results in a way that's easy to understand.
The survey of more than 1,100 healthcare professionals revealed several areas of concern, including:
66 percent of respondents were unaware of HIPAA audits prior to this survey bringing it to their attention
35 percent of respondents have conducted a HIPAA-required risk analysis
34 percent of owners, managers, and administrators felt “very confident” their electronic devices containing personal health information (PHI) were HIPAA compliant
24 percent of owners, managers, and administrators in small practices have evaluated all of their Business Associate Agreements
56 percent of office staff and non-owner care providers in small practices have received HIPAA training in the last year
While we noticed a trend suggesting billing companies may be doing better with compliance compared to medical practices, what we found most alarming was the consistent information gap between management and staff when handling HIPAA compliance measures.
HIPAA Compliance Resources
Alongside the results, we've also curated a list of resources to help you learn more about the upcoming audits, how to develop a compliance plan, conduct a risk analysis, and how to ensure your electronic devices are HIPAA compliant.
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