CAN YOUR PRIVACY OFFICER KEEP YOU COMPLIANT?
Federal law requires that your facility appoint a Privacy Officer. Who is yours?
Is your Privacy Officer still a part of your team? In many cases, Privacy Officers move on without stakeholders being aware.
Many Privacy Officers who remain at their posts are forced, by necessity, to wear a number of hats. In one hospital, we discovered a Privacy Officer who had eight other job titles. Clearly, maintaining compliance with changing patient privacy laws isn't much of a priority for her.
If you have a Privacy Officer, and if that person is still with you, do you know how much of their time they spend keeping your facility compliant with changing patient privacy regulations?
We're absolutely delighted to tell you that there's no statutory requirement that a Privacy Officer be on-site or an employee. With that in mind, here's another thought:
MAKE COMPLIANCE BY THE QUARTER YOUR PRIVACY OFFICER.
The cost is extremely affordable, and we even provide Safelock Certified® employee training for members of your team who need to know the basics of maintaining patient privacy.
An outsourced Privacy Officer brings some key benefits to the table ... starting with another set of eyes. You'll find it very helpful to have someone on the outside review your patient privacy policies and procedures. It's even more helpful when that person knows what the law requires and can deliver it quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of disruption to your day-to-day operations.
Can your Privacy Officer keep you compliant? Probably not. Ask us about outsourcing today!CONTACTUS ...