As the stakes rise for meeting HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules, it’s becoming more important for healthcare organizations to have a coordinated strategy for identifying and addressing all the regulations and standards that apply.

As my column discussed yesterday, because compliance is an essential element of every healthcare business model, it’s imperative to have a cross-organizational compliance program in place that establishes a coordinated effort across departmental boundaries. Compliance accuracy is important because of the potential high costs associated with possible fines, penalties and lawsuits.

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