HIPAA Officers

After many years of speculation and delay, HIPAA rules and regulations are starting to be enforced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, many health care organizations are beginning to lay the framework for a new layer of responsibilities in their corporate structures to create a clear chain of responsibility for HIPAA compliance, starting with the CIO.

As it currently stands, HIPAA will require two new positions that typically report to the CIO: a HIPAA Security Officer, who is responsible for maintaining the security of electronic patient data and a HIPAA Privacy Officer, who is responsible for compliance with the final privacy rule.

If you are interested in one of these positions and what their full job description might be, you can view the HIPAA Security Officer job description here and the HIPAA Privacy Officer job description here.