HIPAA security and privacy requirements are nothing new to healthcare—they have been part of doing business for years now. But the HITECH act, introduced in 2009, significantly raised the stakes, and the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is stepping up enforcement, contracting with KPMG to perform audits of 150 covered entities beginning in late 2011 and going into 2012 and beyond. HIPAA compliance is more important than ever, but how can you be compliant with all the disparate systems you are managing?