Why Organizations Tend to Neglect Healthcare Compliance

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Healthcare information could be highly sensitive in nature and people in general expect the healthcare providers to place great emphasis and importance on safeguarding the healthcare data of their patients.

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www.frontierhealthlaw.com Why Organizations Tend to Neglect Healthcare Compliance Healthcare information could be highly sensitive in nature and people in general expect the healthcare providers to place great emphasis and importance on safeguarding the healthcare data of their patients. So what is the reason behind so many providers seemingly slacking off Healthcare providers hold large database containing sensitive data on their patients – it includes information that sometimes even the patients don’t know about themselves. If this sensitive data falls into wrong hands it could have adverse effects – it could provide the criminals with all the necessary data to commit identity theft and/or fraud. This is the reason why there are some strict rules regulations known as PHI or Protected Health Information. The healthcare lawyer Las Vegas suggest that PHI is meant to give guidelines to healthcare providers on

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www.frontierhealthlaw.com how to protect this sensitive healthcare data. In the US a similar set of rules regulations is known as HIPAA. There are two main reasons why healthcare providers and organizations tend to neglect healthcare compliance: Lack Of Resources The IT department of the healthcare industry isn’t known to be very well-funded always. At the same time the IT personnel as well as administrators in the healthcare industry are often made to do more with less. The IT departments at the healthcare industry are often understaffed underpaid and under-utilized. They Just Don’t Know Better Sometimes it’s all about ignorance – they simply don’t know or haven’t made themselves aware about the measures that need to be followed in order to be compliant to the healthcare law and to avoid Medicaid investigation. And they know about it only when it is too late.

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