HIPAA Deadline Passes with Little Fanfare

Well, the deadline to complete the security requirements of HIPAA passed yesterday with little fanfare.

Internet News has the scoop

“Considering everything that is involved with compliance, there are a lot of factors as to why some companies may not have completed it,” Earl Crane, a senior consultant with Foundstone Professional Services, said. Foundstone, a subsidiary of McAfee, is a leading HIPAA consultant and security software provider.

Some scary compliance stats:

However, a study from Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance shows that only 30 percent of health plans and 18 percent of health care providers in the SMB market are in compliance with the regulations.

“They’ve got their own fires to put out,” Crane said. “It doesn’t happen out of laziness but rather a crunch for resources,” he said.

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