Smith Anderson Lawyer Co-authors HIPAA Books

May 5, 2003

Smith Anderson is pleased to have collaborated with AMA Press in co-authoring the American Medical Association’s Field Guide to HIPAA Implementation and the recently released American Medical Association’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures Desk Reference. Mike Hubbard, co-author, recognizes the combined effort of the Smith Anderson Health Law Team, especially the contributions made by Julian D. Bobbitt, Jr., Candice Murphy-Farmer, Dana E. Simpson, and Jane R. Langdell.

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Doody’s Review Service has recently reviewed the American Medical Association’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures Desk Reference, which was co-authored by Smith Anderson partner Mike Hubbard and others on our HIPAA Legal Team. Doody’s reviews are sent to over 300,000 healthcare professionals each week. Doody’s Review Service has become a standard feature at many professional societies’ and medical institutions’ websites. These reviews are also in a variety of print journals and are featured at Barnes & Noble’s website.

An excerpt from the review:

Andrea M Jahn, JD (Creighton)

**Purpose** The purpose is to provide a reference tool for healthcare providers implementing privacy programs. This goal is worthy, as privacy programs are mandated by law and reference tools are in high demand for providers of all sizes. The book meets the author's objectives.

**Audience** The authors see this as a reference tool for practitioners, especially those in smaller groups. The authors' credentials are well stated and supported by the quality of this book.

**Features** This book is a good resource for early and secondary stage privacy programs. For those still interested in arguing the purposes of privacy regulations, the book includes history and background information. For those ready to implement or ready to take privacy practices to the second stage, the book offers everything from basic program requirements and training guidelines to sample forms and tips on implementing privacy in the healthcare setting. Each issue covered within the privacy regulations is explained in practical terms.

**Assessment** This book delivers on its promise. It provides a workable resource from the operational perspective -- something not often found in compliance manuals.

Weighted Numerical Score: 92 - 4 Stars!

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