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2. Secure your data - Safeguarding the confidentiality of patient information is at the heart of HIPAA compliance. Patient privacy and security is an important consideration in implementing EHR solutions. InfoSight can help health care providers "on the edge" (who don't have readily available resources) catch the HIT wave and help ensure the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information.
3. Implement an efficient IT Infrastructure - Every health care organization must have effective systems in place to ensure security and to uphold important, morphing-and-often-complex regulations, such as HIPAA. We'll help you create a more cost-effective and scalable IT infrastructure and reduce the complexity, inefficiency and inflexibility of your existing environment.
4. Train your employees - Training is the first line of protection your organization can have in place to protect its valuable corporate assets and to protect information from being compromised. InfoSight has been training the employees of organizations in regulated industries for more than 10 years through onsite classes and educational webinars. Visit our Knowledge Center, a comprehensive online training portal that includes a wide range of industry-specific courses.
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HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following:
• Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs;
• Reduces health care fraud and abuse;
• Mandates industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes;
• Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information.
What is HITECH?
HITECH is the acronym for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act that was created in 2009 to stimulate the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and supporting technology in the U.S. Healthcare providers are offered financial incentives for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). Incentives will be offered until 2015, after which time penalties may be levied for failing to demonstrate such use.
Meaningful Use is a term coined by HITECH. Meaningful use regulations require doctors and hospitals to comply with core objectives to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of health care delivery, reduce health care disparities, engage patients and families, improve care coordination, improve population and public health, and ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information. Testing and certification will be performed to ensure the objectives are properly implemented.
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