Are your security measures working? Do you really know who has access to patient records?
Delivering quality healthcare is a combined effort requiring close cooperation between provider networks, hospitals, medical specialties as well as lab and testing services. Add to this the dimension of prescription management, pharmaceutical supply chain and retail pharmacy. The claims and delivery management systems for health insurance carriers, HMOs and PMOs all need access to medical records. Patient information has to flow seamlessly across all the delivery organizations and the health insurers. Regulations like HIPAA and industry best practice frameworks like HITRUST require that primary healthcare providers not only vigorously protect patient’s privacy, but also take responsibility for enforcing the same standards of security due diligence for their partner providers. New provisions allow for potential fines for privacy violations to range from $25,000 to $1.5 Million per occurrence.