The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a regulation passed by the US congress in 1996 to help streamline the healthcare system while maintaining individual ePI privacy over individuals’ health records. This regulation was put in place to allow people to transfer their health coverage, but also to minimize the risk individuals take on as far as fraud and abuse of their health records is concerned. This week we’d thought we’d discuss four ways your technology can help your organization keep its HIPAA compliance.
Every organization that deals with healthcare information, whether they work in healthcare or just hold information on individual health insurance policies, needs to remain compliant with HIPAA. This can be a challenge for some companies, and that’s not a good thing. Fines can be massive for organizations that are found to be in breach of this mandate. That’s why it is essential your organization knows what to do and how to successfully deal with would-be patient data breach.
Obviously, business success is largely contingent on their technology, and as far as HIPAA compliance is concerned, it’s mostly about keeping this type of data confidential. This becomes more of a challenge as organizations outsource their benefits and insurance to third parties. This is because this data, sent digitally, can be intercepted and therefore can cause major headaches for administrators.
Let’s look at some easy-to-follow ways your organization can use its technology to maintain its critical HIPAA compliance:
Health information is some of the most sought-after by hackers and scammers. If you would like to learn more about implementing a comprehensive training platform for your business, or you would like to talk to one of our knowledgeable IT consultants about keeping your business compliant, give us a call today at (504) 840-9800 ext. 105.