Top HIPAA Document Scanning Compliance Concerns
Have you considered how document scanning could help you comply with HIPAA regulations?
HIPAA regulations ensure patient privacy and information safety. Document scanning can be an effective way of combating HIPAA compliance concerns.
Healthcare facilities, regardless of their size, are responsible for keeping patient information private in the real and digital world to remain in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The act states that an individual’s health information should be protected with physical, technical and administrative safeguards to ensure its integrity, confidentiality and availability, as well as to thwart unauthorized or inappropriate disclosure, use or access. When it comes to the electronic processing of patient health information, healthcare facilities and document scanning companies must have specific safeguards in place to protect the privacy of the patients served. When selecting a contractor for your everyday or emergency scanning needs, it’s important to review its practices or procedures to ensure compliance and avoid hefty fines.
Audit trails are a provision of HIPAA regulations. They are essential for monitoring system activity and individual user activity to keep track of how sensitive information is used. A scanning service should work with your medical facility’s current software or provide you with software that allows you to track individuals who viewed files and modified documents. A solid audit trail also improves an organization’s ability to find and address security violations, while remaining compliant with HIPAA standards.
HIPAA compliance is taken seriously at Document Imaging of the SouthWest, and with vetted employees, a secure work environment, and rigorous standards, we will help you meet those requirements.