Have 30 minutes? Why not work on your HIPAA stance?
It’s really hard to believe but HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was passed about 25 years ago. Mariah Carey and Tracy Chapman were dominating the billboards and everything was breezy. Combine that with 2+ decades in advances in technology including the proliferation of EMR and billing software and we can all agree that much has changed. At times, HIPAA can seem overwhelming but it’s best to break it down to things that you can actually do. A little bit can go a long way. This blog post gives you three achievable things that you can do in 30 minutes to improve your HIPAA stance.
1. Clinic walk through
You may also consider doing the same walkthrough during the day when your practice is open to make sure that your employees are taking similar precautions during business hours.
2. Vendor List Crosscheck
3. Crosscheck your software access levels
The bottom line
Boom! In 30 minutes, you’ve made a difference in the security of your practice and made a difference in your practice’s HIPAA compliance stance. It’s a good idea to calendar this to be done again in say 6-months. Feel free to bookmark this blog post.