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Study Shows Most Healthcare Companies Are Not Ready for New Privacy and Security Compliance Regulations
Date:11/11/2009

h consistently finds that a lack of budgetary and moral support from the executive suite is a common barrier to proper data security and management programs, even with the specter of regulatory enforcement looming."

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About the survey

Respondents were categorized by HIPAA classifications of covered entities and business associates. Of the 77 respondents, 45 were covered entities, which have to comply with the new regulations, including private and public healthcare providers and healthcare insurance companies. Thirty-two respondents were business associates, which include companies who handle patient data, such as professional services firms, pharmacies and public health care vendors. The largest number of respondents came from organizations with up to 1,000 full-time employees (37 percent), followed by those with 1,001 to 10,000 full-time employees (35 percent) and those with more than 10,000 full-time employees (28 percent). The most common job titles of those completing the survey were chief security officer, chief risk officer and IT manager.

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Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through
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