Does Your Budget Cover HIPAA Privacy, Compliance, and Security?

Healthcare February 26, 2013
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You have an important budget approval meeting coming up with your executive management, to review the HIPAA privacy, compliance, and security initiatives in your budget this year. Are you ready?

Here are some of the questions you will need to be prepared for:

  1. Can I prioritize my proposed budget initiatives by “Return on Investment,” so my CFO and CEO can compare my proposal against other alternatives for scarce resources?
  2.  What is the appropriate level of investment in HIPAA security of protected health information (PHI) for our organization and business associates?
  3. What is the value of PHI we are managing?

If you can answer these three questions, you are in a greater position to have your budget approved. However, if you are like most HIPAA privacy and healthcare security experts, these are not questions you can readily answer. Yet.

Where can you find help?

You can get a head start at an upcoming industry forum on March 12 and 13, 2013 in Boston. This will prepare you to answer the three questions above—including learning what your PHI is worth—and be ready to present your business case to your executive team. Register for this unique event now at

avatar Rick Kam, President - CIPP/US

As president and co-founder of ID Experts, Rick is an expert in privacy and information security, with extensive experience leading organizations to address the growing problem of protecting PHI/PII and remediating privacy incidents, identity theft, and medical identity theft. With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Rick leads and participates in several cross-industry data privacy groups, speaks at conferences and webinars, and regularly contributes articles to industry and business publications.