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HIPAA Top Priority For Health Care Providers

Written by  Van Carlisle

In a recent survey of more than 350 IT leaders in U.S. healthcare organizations, 60 percent considered upgrading security for HIPAA compliance to be their top priority in 2002. Additionally, a recent survey, conducted by Phoenix Health Systems and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an organization representing more than 13,000 healthcare institutions, revealed that less than 50 percent of affected healthcare systems have completed an assessment of the effect that HIPAA will have on their organizations.