Did you know a single patient health record can earn cybercriminals 10 times the price of a stolen credit card number on the black market?
The Office of Civil Rights is auditing small and large healthcare providers alike, imposing multi-million dollar fines in some cases. Meanwhile, the same electronic storage, mobile devices, and cloud-based applications that patients, doctors, and healthcare staff want to use often compromise a practice’s ability to keep that patient data safe.
In light of all this, it is obvious that HIPAA compliant technology practices are more important than ever. Using the 10 tips outlined here, you can make sure you are using technology in a way that supports your HIPAA compliance goals and keeps your patients’ health records secure.
Technology on its own cannot make a healthcare practice HIPAA compliant. With forethought, regular employee education, and relevant policies, however, any practice can leverage the best that technology has to offer while securing patient data.
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