Frank Barrett, part of the greatest generation, served his country during World War II in Italy. Watched Mussolinni hang (so he says). Hey, he has said crazier things that turned out to be true!! He is 90 and doing well. He can say whatever he damn well pleases!!
Frank started a bakery in Pittsburgh after getting out of the army and made a ton of money as a master baker. He was my neighbor for ten years in Largo, FL and has now moved to Miami for the next couple of decades of his life. I look forwad to seeing him again soon. He was a great neighbor and a good friend!
Description: This webinar explores HIPAA's data retention requirements and suggests a practical strategy for implementing a data retention program across the wide array of "Record Types" that exists within your organization (e.g. accounting, tax, corporate, employment etc.).
Let's assume, for the purposes of this article, that you are the compliance officer for your organization. Further, let's assume that for the good of the organization (and your own job) you have decided that it is high time you have that dreaded conversation with your boss regarding HITECH / HIPAA compliance, and how the organization could be found in "willful neglect" if it doesn't update its long since outdated HIPAA compliance initiative.
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This article discusses a number of HIPAA misconceptions that keep coming back like the proverbial "bad penny." Compliance with the regulations is far from trivial, however it is not nearly as complex or expensive as some in healthcare would have you believe. There are too many healthcare stakeholders that would rather delay, defer, or refuse to comply altogether. The industry as a whole would be far better off embracing the fact that privacy and security are now a cost of doing business, and simply get on with it.