Innovation is often a dirty word for healthcare compliance and privacy departments. Even still, if privacy professionals become open to innovative thoughts, strategies, and processes, it may help them to “clean-up” their programs and improve the efficacy of their privacy initiatives. But how do we weave innovation into the daily lives of our privacy and compliance teams? This challenge is particularly acute in healthcare, which is rife with regulations and laws that often conflict with and, in the words of many caregivers, get in the way of patient care. Here are three steps to effectively innovate in healthcare privacy and compliance in order to increase team efficiency and ensure patient trust.