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HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud - Even When No-one's Watching

Liz Kaufman

Author and poet, Chinua Achebe, once said, “One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”  He was right. Integrity is innate and bold. Unwavering, even when seemingly insurmountable challenges present themselves, or when it seems like no one is watching. Integrity cannot be forced; it is not self-serving.

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Topics: cloud compliance

The Beauty of Regulatory Compliance – now available in the cloud!

Liz Kaufman

Compliance, quite literally, is the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding. But, when you dig deeper into the meaning and apply it to other disciplines, it becomes much more interesting. In the study of physics, compliance is the ability of a mechanical system to respond to an applied force. The external force is met with an equal and opposite force applied by the elasticity of the system and the result is a beautiful one: a system that has reached equilibrium and displays the perfect balance of stiffness and pliability.

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Pom Poms for Compliance

Liz Kaufman

There’s a specific phrase I’ve used many times, and it goes a little something like this: “pom poms for compliance!”

My shrink would tell you that my use of the phrase is a “coping mechanism” for dealing with what seems like a constant uphill battle to achieving regulatory compliance within an organization. After all, it is easy for some compliance departments to take a reactive approach in which they are constantly putting out (figurative) fires, dealing with investigations, and troubleshooting problems.

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