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Medical records are private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects these data and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must therefore make sure that they have all their bases covered when it comes to HIPAA compliance. Below are four of the most important factors to consider.
Getting your practice up to code when it comes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations can seem challenging upon first glance, but knowing where your IT efforts must be focused is the first step. In this article, we'll zero in on four of the most critical items you must look into to become HIPAA-compliant.
Mobile devices have revolutionized the healthcare industry: They're convenient and significantly improve work efficiency and patients' satisfaction. Yet they also come with risks. Patient data handled by those devices can be leaked. That's why every healthcare provider needs to be extra careful about data security when using mobile devices.
While HIPPA's implementation in relation to technology has been problematic to say the least, things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn't necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather simply a lack of understanding as to the requirements. We look at four facts your practice should know about HIPAA and your IT.