Healthcare organizations should have an administrator designated as Chief Information Officer, to oversee implementation of HIT. A range of experience is needed to match technology with needs of the organization. Many firms also task this executive with the responsibilities of privacy / compliance officer, so our services for this role often apply to the Chief Information Officer as well.
- A top priority should be to identify key vulnerabilities, so Risk Analysis for Meaningful Use is increasingly important.
- To protect confidentiality and integrity of PHI, EHR 2.0 offers to Encrypt Patient Data.
- A component of HIPAA and generally recommended practice for all firms is the creation a disaster recovery/business continuity plan. Please contact us to arrange consulting.