A HIPAA Wiki

Posted on March 23, 2007 I Written By

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I’ve been seriously looking at a way to manage the HIPAA documentation for my clinic. I think that a wiki is going to be the way to go. I wonder if anyone else has thought of this idea.

It seems like the logical method. It would definitely have to be secured and password protected. However, the ability to have it accessible by the entire clinic and to be editable by anyone is great. Plus, it is great because you can dynamically add new pages on the fly. In fact, I plan on using it for all of our documented policies and procedures.

I found a really good article detailing the various wikis. I think that I’m going to try out the one that powers Wikipedia, Media Wiki. Anyone else have thoughts on how to do this?