Healthcare Information Technology Florida

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Healthcare Information Technology Act

Healthcare Information Technology in Florida is growing in importance in and out of the healthcare sector, as it sets a reliable framework for the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems, and provides for secure exchange of that info between consumers, health care businesses, governments, insurers and other relevant parties. Our InfoSight Inc. experts will introduce you to modern approaches to the broad and consistent use of Healthcare IT; expect reduced costs, increased productivity, greater accuracy and procedural correctness.

Further, we will explain how the laws operate and impact on your healthcare operations. The Healthcare Information Technology Florida Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009, promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the Healthcare Information Technology Florida Act addresses the Privacy and Security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part, through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.

With the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR), ensuring the safe handling of sensitive data is a top priority. HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules define requirements for the appropriate use and safeguarding of protected health information (PHI). We offer practical solutions and upgrades for your existing systems; be assured that we will improve the overall quality, safety, and efficiency of your health delivery system, as well as extend real time communications of health informatics among health care professionals, and ultimately expanding access to affordable health care for all.

The HIPAA Security Rule’s requirements are organized into three categories: Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, and Technical Safeguards. Within these categories are 18 standards and 36 implementation specifications. Implementation specifications are further categorized into “Required” and “Addressable”. Required specifications are critical and must be implemented. Addressable specifications are considered scalable based on the individual needs and practices of an entity. The Security Rule’s focus is on the safeguarding of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI).

While the Security and Privacy Rule both share the common goal of safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI), the Privacy Rule applies to all media types including paper, oral, and electronic. The Privacy Rule requires organizations to consider the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. Procedures need to be in place to address use/disclosure of PHI, notice of privacy practices, and minimum necessary approach to the use of PHI.

If you would like more information regarding Healthcare Information Technology, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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