The other day, my daughter, who is 14, was tending our neighbor’s little girls. She brought them over to our home for an activity of making cookies. It has been a long time since we have had young children, in our home. I had forgotten how active they can be and how much trouble they can get into. I felt like I was constantly watching everything they did just to make sure that nothing happened to them. I didn’t want them to somehow drink drain cleaner or play in the toilet.
HIPAA compliance feels like baby proofing. Just as it was difficult to predict all the dangers that my neighbors children may find, providers face an ever challenging landscape of threats. To maintain their HIPAA compliance they have to work diligently to find and eliminate them. One provider in KLAS’s recent Security and Privacy Study said it like this:“My biggest concern is the Unknown. Once I uncover a previously unknown HIPAA threat, I can fix it.”