Kevin McDonald writes for TechTarget SearchCompliance on Aligning IT and compliance procedures increasingly a business priority.
He says, "When I've asked IT pros about HIPAA Security Rule compliance within their organization, they've typically responded with, "That is the compliance officer's realm" or "Risk handles compliance." If you ask executives about the IT functions required under the Security Rule, you will very often get, "The IT folks assure us they follow industry security best practices." Or "I have no idea what they do; it is all Greek to me."
IT personnel -- and executives -- often have too much trust that someone else is taking care of compliance. They're also often all too willing to remain ignorant of any IT-specific issue that might be even slightly outside their domain."
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