IS YOUR BUSINESS PROTECTED?
HIPPA Security Rules
Before HIPAA, there was no set of security principles or general needs for protecting health data in the health care business. It was the time when innovative technologies were developing, and health care started to shift from paper processes and rely on electronic information systems to answer eligibility questions, pay claims, offer health data, and conduct many other clinical and administrative functions.
Nowadays, many healthcare providers use clinical systems such as electronic health records, electronic physician order entry systems, pharmacy, radiology, and research laboratory applications. Health care plans are offering admission to care and claims management and member self-service systems. It also makes the medical staff more productive and efficient (i.e., doctors can analyze patient information and test outcomes anywhere). The higher adoption of such new technologies upsurges the likelihood of security risks.
The primary purpose of the Security Rule is to guard the individuals' health data privacy while letting covered entities accept technologies to expand the efficiency and quality of their patient care. It is known that the healthcare industry is diverse. The Security Rule is created to be more scalable and flexible. An enclosed entity can apply procedures, policies, and skills suitable for the organizational structure, entity's specific size, and customers' e-PHI HIPAA security risks.