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What are Healthcare Information Technology Services?
Health Information Technology Services are offered by InfoSight Inc. and help Healthcare entities to meet requirements of HIPAA and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of another Act, HITECH Act, addresses the privacy and security concerns of the electronic transmission of health information, through several provisions which strengthen the civil and criminal HIPAA rules enforcement.
As reliance on information technology in the Healthcare Industry, and the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) grows, ensuring the safe handling of sensitive data is becoming increasingly important, and so too, are Healthcare Information Technology Services offered by InfoSight Inc. HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules define requirements for the appropriate use, and safeguarding of protected health information (PHI). Compliance with HITECH is essential. There are heavy fines for breaches under HITECH.
The HIPAA Security Rule’s requirements are in 3 categories: Administrative, Physical and Technical Safeguards, with 18 standards, and 36 implementation specifications, “Required” and “Addressable”. Required ones must be implemented. Addressable ones are scalable, based on individual needs and practices. Safeguarding of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) is central, as set out by HITECH; our Healthcare Information Technology Services are designed to make you visibly and demonstrably compliant.
While the Security/Privacy Rules share the common goal of safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI), the Privacy Rule applies to paper, oral, and electronic info, and Rule requires entities to consider the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. Procedures need to be in place to address the use and disclosure of PHI, notice of privacy practices, and the minimum necessary to using PHI; HITECH sets out the details. Neglecting HITECH disrupts business; benefit from our Healthcare Information Technology Services.
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