Privacy and security are meant to work in tandem – so why have they grown apart? My colleague Peter Adler examines this question in the April 2008 isssue of the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association. As Peter states in the article:
Privacy and security regulations were intended to work together to effectively protect health information. In most covered entities, that hasn’t happened due to a number of historical and organizational reasons. But organizations that can integrate their security and privacy compliance efforts make the most of their resources and boost the effectiveness of their programs. In some instances, this may mean a reorganization of security and privacy roles and reporting structures. In others, it may start with the revitalization of a flagging HIPAA committee.
For the full article, with tips for coordinating privacy and security efforts, click here.