Tuesday, April 8, 2014

HIPAA—Ensuring Document Storage Processes and EMR Platforms Comply

All healthcare organizations and professionals need to understand the compliance issues HIPAA contains, particularly with the secure scanning and storage of patient health records. Entities covered by HIPAA include healthcare providers, plans, clearinghouses, and the electronic medical records or EMR platforms used by these entities to manage data. If you or your organization belongs to one of these organizations covered by HIPAA, you are responsible for ensuring that both access and transfer of your patient’s records is compliant with the Act’s rules.

In a recent Healthcare IT News article, lawyer James Wieland relates to article writer Mike Miliard some of the areas of HIPAA that tend to cause interest and confusion in his clients.


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