A HIPAA compliance plan with Privacy Policies holds providers and workforce members accountable for protecting PHI. Naturally this occurs through its policies, procedures and guidelines. In addition, the plan also outlines the consequences of a PHI breach or any violation of the policies in the compliance plan.
By having a plan in place, it will help mitigate any breaches of PHI that might occur in the future. Of most importance, a HIPAA compliance plans also ensures proper training of all workforce members, which includes employees, physicians, volunteers and trainees.