chapter  3
Preparing for HIPAA, HITECH, and Other Compliance Changes
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HIPAA compliance is not just about technology but rather people and their daily job activities. is includes everyone from your receptionist to the highest-ranking health care executive in your organization. Everyone must be involved in working toward HIPAA compliance. e success of any new and updated policies, procedures, and business processes that are put in place for HIPAA is completely dependent on the awareness and buy-in of everyone involved in daily health care operations. Initial HIPAA compliance cannot be achieved without the proper planning, project management, and change management practices in place. Ongoing HIPAA compliance cannot be eectively maintained without the proper culture and mind-set.