Roy Rada (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-651-8.ch008


The use of innovative applications of technology in the highly regulated world of medicine requires compliance with various government regulations (Goldberg & Gordon, 1999; Health Information and Technology Practice Group, 2003). These regulations are intended to meet a public need. A “program” is defined in the dictionary as a system of projects intended to meet a public need. Thus, an organization’s system of projects to achieve compliance with government regulations is called a compliance program. This chapter explores issues germane to compliance in the healthcare enterprise and begins with the history of government regulation of business.

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