In healthcare your organization must comply with the laws that regulate this industry. Everyone in a healthcare organization must adhere to the requirements established by the government.
Some of the healthcare compliance laws include:
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
- Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA)
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA)
- False Claims Act (FCA)
All healthcare organizations are responsible for acting ethically and abiding by all laws and regulations. Having a designated compliance officer will assist your organization by ensuring compliance standards are in place and being maintained. Additionally, a compliance officer can keep themselves current on changes to laws, and ultimately, what changes the organization needs to make. Key elements to a compliance program will include risk management (Risk Analysis), standards and controls, communication through training, and watchful care or due diligence.
Healthcare compliance and regulations protect patient privacy and security, and encourage healthcare professionals to provide high-quality care to all patients.
HIPAA compliance isn’t a one-time checklist. It’s ongoing, programmatic in nature, and requires demonstrated reasonable diligence to stay in good standing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Anatomy IT can provide you peace of mind with our expert HIPAA compliance services. To learn more, contact us here.