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This standard requires that your organization implement written policies and procedures addressing confidentiality and security of the paper and electronic information systems. Those policies should demonstrate that your organization:assesses its risks and vulnerabilities concerning confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems;prevents breaches of confidentiality and securi...READ FULL POST
My colleagues and I have noticed, as have some veteran URAC reviewers to whom we've spoken lately, that some folks are still misinterpreting this standard. Let me see what we can do to help sort out the confusion.The standard requires that your organization keep "signed written agreements with all clients describing the scope of the business arrangement.""For which organizations does your organiza...READ FULL POST
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