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HIPAA is very complex. So are the privacy and security initiatives that must occur to reach and maintain HIPAA compliance. Organizations need a quick, concise reference in order to meet HIPAA requirements and maintain ongoing compliance.

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is a one-stop resource for real-world HIPAA privacy and security advice that you can immediately apply to your organization's unique situation. This "how-to" reference explains what HIPAA is about, what it requires, and what you can do to achieve and maintain compliance. It describes the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks in easy-to-understand language, focusing not on technical jargon, but on what you need to do to meet requirements.

IT managers, CIOs, consultants, security professionals, physicians and anyone else preparing an organization for HIPAA laws will receive expert guidance on requirements and other commonly-discussed topics. Everyone will be affected by HIPAA; this book enables you to determine how HIPAA will impact you regardless of whether your business or organization is a HIPAA Covered Entity.


  • Delivers an easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks
  • Summarizes the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies
  • Provides review questions within each section, which can be used to support HIPAA-mandated awareness efforts
  • Features four healthcare industry case studies that detail compliance experiences of representative Covered Entities
  • Supports compliance tasks by including sample documents and HIPAA-related resources
  • Includes a checklist of key points at the end of each chapter

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