Set the Table for Compliance

Establish a Culture

If you really want to protect the privacy of those you serve, it is important to establish a culture of vigilance within your organization.

Now, if that sounds like blah-blah, think again.  The culture of your organization is a real thing.  It is a silent, yet potent communicator of the values reflected in your leadership.  High ethical behavior at the top sets the expectations for all.

During our January podcast-and-webinar series, we discussed the importance of a Code of Conduct as a starting point for a HIPAA compliance program.  Why?  Because it’s a great vehicle for describing ethical standards that employees are expected to meet. If expectations aren’t in writing, how are they to know?

Basic elements of a Code of Conduct set forth principles of:

  • Leadership values
  • Respectful behavior
  • Protection of privacy
  • Safety
  • Integrity

Pledge of Commitment

Importantly, the commitment should go both ways — with leadership pledging a commitment to a healthy work environment and employees pledging good conduct. (Yes, pledges should be signed!)

Once the basic standards are set, then there is context for the details of HIPAA compliance relating to safety and security.

If you are a subscriber to MyHIPAA Guide, email Brenna Hughey at [email protected] for a Code of Conduct template if you do not have it already.

To learn more about our  HIPAA compliance program tailored for dentistry, visit https://www.myhipaaguide.com/3steps/

For our program tailored to residential providers, visit http://hipaa.opra.org/

Upcoming Webinars

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26mar12:00 pm12:30 pmWhat to Ease, What to Tighten during Coronavirus - For Compliance Officers

31mar1:00 pm1:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

april

02apr2:00 pm2:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

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Upcoming Events

march

26mar12:00 pm12:30 pmWhat to Ease, What to Tighten during Coronavirus - For Compliance Officers

31mar1:00 pm1:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

april

02apr2:00 pm2:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

07apr1:00 pm1:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

09apr2:00 pm2:30 pmUpdates & Best Practices: Privacy & IT Security during COVID-19Prepare the front lines to safeguard data & spot suspicious activity exploiting the coronavirus

10 Steps to Compliance
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