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Top Actions for Healthcare Delivery Organization CIOs: Get Realistic About HIPAA Security

Published: 13 February 2013

ID: G00248024

Analyst(s): Wes Rishel

Summary

HDO CIOs in all countries should leverage increasing public attention to privacy breaches to move accountability for information security and privacy up as close to the board as possible. In the U.S., news stemming from the HITECH changes for HIPAA is creating special opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • HIPAA enforcement will cause more U.S. healthcare delivery organizations to experience investigations and fines in 2013 than in any previous year; investigations and fines will jump further in 2014 when CMS resumes its proactive audits
  • HDO CIOs in countries whose cultures value personal privacy should look for a significant uptick in enforcement actions with rising public awareness of healthcare breaches

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