Can your organization ensure that your medical records and patient information are being protected? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), requires anyone who handles medical information such as healthcare providers and insurance companies, to secure Protected Health Information (PHI), exchange data electronically, and protect patient information. Risks of noncompliance can include fines as much as $1.5 million per violation.
Under HIPAA regulations healthcare organizations must develop policies and procedures outlining how they will provide patients access to their records, document proper employee training, and detail when records should be disposed of.
What if you could implement a system that could help you make sure PHI is securely protected at all times? Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI and guard against unauthorized access of PHI during electronic transmission and at rest, you should consider implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system, such as ImageSilo®. ECM systems are an easy solution to a complicated problem and you can be up and running in no time!
When implementing a system to help safely protect sensitive PHI, use this checklist to make sure your bases are covered and then contact us.