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First Healthcare Compliance Offers New HIPAA Resource with User-friendly Book Designed to Help Healthcare, Administrative, and Compliance Professionals

First Healthcare Compliance, an industry leader in software for healthcare compliance program management, today announced the release of a frequently requested HIPAA book.

This user-friendly resource is designed to help healthcare, administrative, and compliance professionals, whether they serve as a covered entity or a business associate, to better understand their compliance responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It provides professionals the practical knowledge they need to meet challenges in today’s highly regulated healthcare industry.

The comprehensive book is packed with informative content that covers HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification in plain language along with timely examples and real-life scenarios faced by professionals in the healthcare setting. It also provides a comprehensive checklist that entities can use to get their compliance efforts off the ground. A resource for HIPAA basics is necessary according to First Healthcare Compliance Vice President and General Counsel, Sheba Vine, the lead author of the book. Vine an attorney who holds the CIPP/US credential states, “a working knowledge of HIPAA is essential for professionals in or looking to enter, the healthcare industry, especially now that patient information is treated as a commodity. This practical book gives you the confidence to navigate HIPAA matters effectively.”

Written and organized with easy- to-navigate chapters the book lends itself as a desk reference for those aspiring to enter the compliance profession as well as a refresher for seasoned professionals. A reader will appreciate the ability to learn via examples and to obtain sample documents.

The book is available through the First Healthcare Compliance shop and on