Premium Content

Access "Building HIPAA compliance, patient privacy investment business cases"

Published: 13 May 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In the face of generally declining reimbursements and tightening budgets, it's tough for healthcare IT leaders to advocate for budget increases. That goes double for new capital investment in patient privacy and data security initiatives, because it's hard to prove the ROI on preventing HIPAA compliance calamities. But that's exactly what health IT professionals are going to have to do, in light of the new regulations going into effect later this year. Speakers at the PHI Protection Network Forum 2013 offered health IT leaders some strategies for pitching the C-suite for more budgetary support to ramp up investments for the Sept. 23 HIPAA omnibus rule compliance deadline. Among their tips: Don't focus on financials. Patient care and the overall mission statement of the hospital puts revenue lower on the totem pole than it would be in, for example, a financial institution. Focus on how privacy and security investments will improve patient care and build trust between the community and your organization. "If your message is dollars, you're ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Staying secure, HIPAA compliant with mobile technologies

    The integration of health data systems with phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare IT ...

  • ACOs justify telemedicine investment

    In the July issue of Pulse, our editorial team takes a hard look at the increasing popularity of telemedicine. The Affordable Care Act has ...

  • Yesterday's technology finds its place in mobile healthcare heyday

    While federal wonks are busy arguing about healthcare IT policy, nurses and physicians are tired of waiting for legislation to catch up with ...