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Compliance Solutions for Small Medical Practitioners

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Even as Small Medical Practices (SMP) are comprehending the importance of compliance, there are many such
practitioners who have taken it upon themselves to understand the requirements of compliance in its true
essence; so much so that some of them have gone ahead and hired compliance consultants. But on the other side
there are other small medical practitioners who are yet to understand why such a hue and cry is being made about
compliance. These practitioners are yet to understand the gravity of the penalty involved if healthcare compliance
measures are not adhered to. They continue to live under the false impression that they will be able to manage all
security concerns with the best firewall and antivirus solutions, but clearly such measures cannot be deemed to be
sufficient to ensure complete security for all patient related health information.

Some SMP’s, although they understand that there must be complete compliance to both HIPAA and HITECH
regulations, cost- concerns worry them as compliance burdens their budgets. However such SMP’s need not worry
as there are quite a few effective and efficient healthcare regulatory compliance solution vendors out there who
can ably assist such small practitioners in dealing with all these healthcare compliance requirements in a smart and
cost-effective manner. With the right kind of solution backing up such SMP’s, they can be rest assured of fulfilling
all compliance requirements with the best technology and controls that can indeed strengthen the security of all
information assets of the SMP. By investing smartly in an optimized healthcare compliance solution, all SMPs’ can
avail of the best in automated technology and solutions. Additionally, SMPs’ should also check if the solution they
opt for is easy to apply and also offers easy adaptability to different systems and furthermore it would do the SMP
a whole of good if the compliance solution they opt for can be aligned to the aims and objectives of the
practitioner. Scalability is also an important factor that can permit SMP’s to monitor security controls with greater
efficacy. Being alert and responding to threats and vulnerabilities in real-time is yet another important feature
that an automated and optimized healthcare compliance solution can also offer.

There needs to be a slight change in the rigid thinking of some of the older SMP’s who believe that compliance
requirements can be trifled with. Such SMP’s need to understand that the administration has taken stringent
measures when it comes to the protection of confidential patient health care information and that all healthcare
providers, however big or small, need to provide the best security to such information under all circumstances, lest
they want to face the consequences, which may amount to hefty penalties or even serving a jail sentence.

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Description: Even as Small Medical Practices (SMP) are comprehending the importance of compliance, there are many such practitioners who have taken it upon themselves to understand the requirements of compliance in its true essence; so much so that some of them have gone ahead and hired compliance consultants.