The present days of medical billing are fast approaching and there are little questions about the doubts regarding safeguarding the information of patient’s data. The aim of the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) is to completely safeguard all the information of the patient in a secured way. Within the last two decades, the practices and norms of HIPAA has changed lot but still there are some data breaches and privacy issues in the safety records.
Immunizing the patient record
Every single step which is currently being performed by HIPAA is to safeguard the details of the patient in an effective manner. The patient’s data have been stolen in past years but in the future there will be no chances for those kinds of breaches because HIPAA is moving towards the immune zone of viruses. The data of every patient is being stored in a separate cloud with much security because of the recent records of breaches happening at most range.
Authorized usage on PHI
Only the authorized users will be allowed to search in PHI at all time. Only genuine connections and associates will be set up for IT and cloud service in the medical industry. Every medical industry must surely bring the notification of the IT services which they are connected with at the end of the year. Even while transmitting the data, it can be lost. But there are no chances for losing the data while transmitting with the new secured protocols. Only encrypted methods will be used for saving the patient’s data at cloud. Even the simple emails and other stuffs are being decrypted and encrypted. Why the data does deserve that? It is very important to know whether the data which is getting stored in online is decrypted or not. Get a clear idea from the software provider about the decryption process. If you are smart enough with computers ask all out all the decryption tools which are presently using to ensure safety for patient’s history.
The security of PHI is currently being used in some of the areas like
- Technology services
- Research purposes
- Software providers
- Internet service providers
- Back up storage providers
- Email providers
A complete attention will be provided in the aspect of all these people to make sure that data is not getting transferred or being copied without any authorized usage. The server for storing the complete data must be kept safe. Even in emergency cases like tracing the data, the complete server should have should down access apart from administrative systems. The remote server is being implemented at the present days so make sure that you are getting right kind of remote server for your health care industry safety.
These are just of the steps which HIPAA is taking to make sure that the document is safe without any further issues. Now it is time for medical services providers to stay awake and provide proper facilities to safeguard the data within short period of time.