22 Dec The ‘low tech’ patient privacy problem, solved
Remember that casual conversation one of your office members had with a patient? Do you think they know that could be a potential HIPAA violation? Does everyone in your office know exactly how the law works?
Getting the answers to these questions right is especially important for dental providers who work in small practices. While many look at HIPPA violations as something that only large institutions and medical centers deal with, that point of view couldn’t be more wrong.
Even though fines and penalties can be smaller, it is important to stay compliant. Not only does a small practice risk potential lawsuits — just the same as any larger group would — but your regional reputation and staff morale could also be negatively impacted.
The fact is, regardless of your size, HIPAA requirements apply to all covered entities. And when you add up the costs these expenses are associated with, your practice’s bottom line could be in serious danger.
If you are using paper or electronic health records, what sort of training are you provding your staff with? Whether we are talking front desk staff or the billing clerks, your staff needs to know precisely how to handle sensitive information.
Convinced? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Here at ChartFast our entire mission is to sure you save money and time, and that includes in the area of compliance.
Our state-of-the-art platform is designed to prevent you from suffering any ‘low tech’ mishaps. Why? Because our solution is considerably high tech. We’ve invested a lot of time and money in creating a medical release of information platform that accelerates your efficiency and productivity, all while decreasing your costs.
So as you take the time to train your staff on preventing low tech breaches and potential HIPAA violations, give us a call to find out how our products and services can work for your business.