The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules provide federal protections for patient health information held by Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) and give patients an array of rights with respect to that information. Whether patient health information is on a computer, in an Electronic Health Record (EHR), on paper, or in other media, providers have responsibilities for safeguarding the information by meeting the requirements of the Rules.
To reap the promise of digital health information to achieve better health outcomes, smarter spending, and healthier people, providers, and individuals alike must trust that an individual’s health information is private and secure. If your patients lack trust in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) feeling that the confidentiality and accuracy of their electronic health information are at risk, they may not want to disclose health information to you.
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Samudra Vijay, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Sam IT Solutions, a company providing managed IT and Cloud computing services, based in Research Triangle, serving small business and medical practices in the area. Samudra obtained his doctorate in Engineering Systems from MIT, with focus on modeling of environmental impacts of energy production and consumption.