HIPAA regulations also affect IT and web-based medical devices, and medical officers need to understand and commit to using the highest security available. There are a number of actions that can avoid intrusion, data loss, malware, and phishing, therefore avoiding a breach of patient privacy.
Additionally, the medical office is responsible for any breach that may take place by a vendor that this utilized. In other words, a vendor's lack of security is the medical offices responsibility.
The new HIPAA regulations identify 75 specific security controls and specific safeguards that need to be taken. Since the digital world is continually changing in terms of security and breach opportunities, medical offices need to stay current. And yet, many offices do not make this a priority.
One way to satisfy these requirements is the have a HIPAA-assigned compliance officer complete scheduled HIPAA-risk analysis. This designated person can hold weekly meetings with staff to ensure the entire office understands security protocols.
With 75 different security needs, it can be difficult for medical practices to maintain security and continue to offer quality care. Transcription Plus, LLC offers the highest security with our file servers, and secure remote software available to our customers, ensuring that records are 100% HIPAA compliant. Additionally, our staff is 100% American-based, so we fall under the same HIPAA regulations as American medical practices.
Lastly, we treat all customer data with the same confidentially and privacy standards, making sure everyone's data is protected. For additional information, contact us here.
Mary A. Goehring
Transcription Plus, LLC
40 Acorn Lane
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 583-2818
Visit our web site: www.transcriptionplus.net