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3 Stress-Free Medical Records Management Approaches

Posted by Nordic Backup on December 16, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Managing medical records is a critical component of running any medical practice. This IT function is what keeps healthcare providers in compliance with HIPAA, keeps medical records up-to-date and on-file, and allows medical practitioners to provide excellent health care based on complete and accurate medical records. Because of the heavy importance of medical records on healthcare organizations, it’s vital to achieve a records management approach that properly handles, organizes and stores these important and protected documents.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

3 HIPAA PHI Storage Best Practices

Posted by Nordic Backup on November 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Protected health information, or PHI for short, is defined by HIPAA as information that identifies a patient by name, or information that when taken together or used with other information may be used to identify a patient. The goal of HIPAA is to protect patient privacy, so keeping this identifying health information private and secure is the main goal of storage. However, preventing data breaches and unauthorized access of stored information isn’t always as is easy as it sounds. Below, we will discuss how your practice and business associates can apply storage safeguards to keep PHI and ePHI safe in HIPAA compliant storage.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Cloud Storage: The Dos and Don’ts of Compliance

Posted by Nordic Backup on October 25, 2016 at 8:32 AM

Electronic storage options are taking increasing precedence over paper records in business environments -- and medical offices are no exception. With the switch over to electronic patient health records (ePHI), medical practitioners must consider how they’ll keep HIPAA-protected, digital patient records safe. Among the options that come to mind, cloud storage is a popular consideration.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance, Data Management

The HIPAA Privacy Rule: How it Affects Data Management

Posted by Nordic Backup on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 AM

With greater technological advances comes greater responsibility. In an age in which businesses must now find ways to protect their data both online and off, it is now more vital than ever that businesses of all kinds, especially those in heavily regulated industries, have a plan in place to protect against things like data breaches, cyber attacks, and the like.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Health Data Management Strategy Essentials: How to Safeguard Data

Posted by Nordic Backup on July 13, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Health care data is highly sensitive and highly valuable -- making it a perfect target for hackers. A recent cyber attack at Stamford Podiatry Group in Connecticut put protected health information of 40,491 patients at risk, in addition to their social security numbers, addresses and more. And while this system hack of a small healthcare organization is a reminder that attacks can happen to any healthcare provider or payer organization at any time, it’s also only one of the ways that PHI can be compromised.

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Topics: Backup for Businesses, HIPAA Compliance, Business IT

Going Paperless: Electronic Medical Records Pros and Cons

Posted by Nordic Backup on August 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The rise of the digital era brought innovative tools and improved systems to medical offices and clinics across the country. Organizations are abandoning the abundance of paper accumulating in storage spaces for the simple and accessible method of using electronic health records (EHR). Why are these clinics relying on a digitized system to store and access patient records? Read these electronic medical records pros and cons to see if your medical organization should make the switch to EHR and EMR software.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Best Medical Practice Management Software: How to Pick One

Posted by Nordic Backup on August 25, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Practice management software is the backbone of your medical office. It keeps day-to-day operations running smoothly and efficiently. Picking the wrong software could mean serious trouble for your organization, such as delay in waiting times, incorrect billing, unreliable scheduling and prolonged business processes. Make sure you invest in a program that lives up to your expectations with the following tips to finding the best management softwares on the market.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Training: Educate Your Employees the Right Way

Posted by Nordic Backup on August 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Violations of HIPAA regulations carry with them serious consequences including hefty fines or even the possibility of criminal charges and jail time for knowingly committing violations. While intentional violations of HIPAA are a serious concern, most violations are committed accidentally through employee error. Through proper education and HIPAA training, you can protect yourself, your employees, and most importantly, your patients from the repercussions of HIPAA violations. Following are a few simple ways you can help train your employees in these matters.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Top 5 EHR Vendors for Healthcare Professionals

Posted by Nordic Backup on August 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

When it comes to choosing electronic health record (EHR) vendors for your medical practice, there are certain standards you should look for, including accessibility, reliability and usability. There are many benefits that come with implementing EHR, but when it comes to choosing the right vendor for your practice, you have many options to consider. Here’s a list of five of the most popular EHR vendors among healthcare professionals.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

EMR Training: Does Your Practice Need an IT Security Professional?

Posted by Nordic Backup on August 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) in the healthcare industry is a substantial improvement for doctors, physicians, assistants, nurses and other medical professionals. These systems consolidate records, expedite filing and retrieval, and, in conjunction with backup software, they offer unmatched protection against everyday permanent threats of loss, such as natural disasters. 

While the technology delivers streamlined operations and more complete patient records, it also brings confusion and frustration for those who don’t know how to use it. If your organization recently obtained or is considering EMR or EHR software, you should be aware of the role IT professionals play in EMR training and the integration of these technological advancements.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

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