Getting your practice up to code when it comes to 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 in order to become HIPAA-compliant.
Adopting technology that efficiently stores customer information in one highly organized system used to be inconceivable for many businesses. But not anymore. For healthcare organizations, in particular, digitally collecting and storing patient data has become possible with EHR.
EHR stands for “Electronic Health Record,” and a lot can go into getting your practice ready for one of these data-sharing, network-connected, enterprise-wide information systems.
Is the future of the healthcare industry digital? Experts see no other way forward, as demonstrated by the popularity of electronic health records. However, critics of this new recording process have pointed out major flaws that aren’t present in its traditional counterpart: paper-based recording.
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.