Partner Ericka Adler shared best practices in regards to hospitals and doctor's offices staying HIPAA compliant as technology advances in the medical field.
From the article:
Since Congress passed HIPAA in 1996, regulations addressing the use of technology for transmitting or storing health information data have changed. That's because the technology itself is constantly changing.
"Healthcare is not operating in the same environment it did just five years ago," observes Ericka Adler, partner, at Roetzel & Andress. Some examples include the usage of cell phones, the establishment of patient portals, etc. "Policies and procedures used by practices should reflect the usage of new technologies and updated to insure compliance," she adds.
Excerpted from "8 Things Your Practice Should Do to Staty HIPAA Compliant."View PDF