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HIPAA compliance at Cleveland Clinic

Health care organizations continue to expand geographically and by service provision in order to achieve benefits of cost savings, reduced duplicative services, and reduced administrative staffing requirements among others. The resultant "systems of care" may be for profit or non-profit in type.

Identify one of these health care systems (more than 1 location/service provision) in your community or one that you find in the online library and discuss the information systems/technology management department specifically. This may include the software program(s) used, HIPAA compliance processes, hardware, in-house vs. contract billing/medical records, etc. Discuss what you would change to improve the organization's information systems management program based on the pros and cons you evaluate.

I choose Cleveland Clinic since I had life saving heart surgery there and they have multiple facilities in the U.S. and Canada. I only need 1 page with APA formatting, references and in text citations.

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I have supplied some basic information about Cleveland Clinic and HIPAA. I also used some websites that I have included as references, at least one that gives a different direction of information if you would like to use it.

Cleveland Clinic HIPAA Compliance

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit, multi-specialty clinic that holds quality and safety of patients and workers to a high standard. Cleveland Clinic offers patients the ability to see, review, and make changes to their medical records in accordance with HIPAA rules. The clinic offers a secure online site to look at a patient's chart, for the patient to use. The clinic also offers different, specific authorization releases for patients that can limit what records ...

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A review of the compliance efforts at Cleveland Clinic under HIPAA.