There is at least one patient data breach
In 2018, the number of compromised health records tripled compared to the previous year, with 15,085,302 records in 2018 and 5,579,438 in 2017.
Patient records are in danger! And the biggest threat comes from inadequate privacy and security measures used by healthcare providers and their IT vendors. 51% of the security violations have been repeated, which means that organizations continuously fail to detect and fix things the first time.
One of the important ways to protect your patients’ data and save yourself from devastating penalties and lawsuits is to build a HIPAA compliant electronic medical records system.
In this article, we are going to show you 7 key elements of HIPAA compliance for electronic records that will help you protect your patient data.
But we’ll start by getting some important definitions out of the way: What is EHR? How is it different from EMR? And what do they have to do with HIPAA? Read on to find out, or if you are already an expert, skip ahead to the compliance steps.