An important deadline is coming up. By 9/23/13, healthcare providers need to come into compliance with the final HIPAA rule. Because our iClickCare hybrid store and forward collaboration system was developed with HIPAA in mind, we want to share some time-saving experience with you. This week, we're covering 3 aspects of the deadline. Monday was overall background; Wednesday was about steps to get in compliance; Today we're discussing HIPAA and telemedicine.
As we wrap up our week of posts addressing the final HIPAA rule deadline, we wanted help you understand how telemedicine fits in with the world of HIPAA.
So, a roundup of our most popoular posts on telemedicine and HIPAA:
- HIPAA violations and penalties. Your colleagues may be emailing about patients, but they're not doing it without risk. Just because you're ignoring the rules, doesn't mean they don't exist.
- What if you lose your phone? Telemedicine security and HIPAA for the forgetful folks.
- 3 ways to keep patient communication safe from HIPAA. It can be equally easy to communicate with patients in ways that are HIPAA-safe -- it just takes a little knowledge and planning.
- A review of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Some key points to keep in mind, whether in relation to telemedicine, or just as you come into compliance this week.
- Repeat after us: email is not HIPAA-secure. That's why we invented ClickCare, after all. But if you're going to be emailing, use this guide to work out the settings.
We've created a tool that reduces the 492 official HIPAA compliance questions to only 32, while still meeting the HIPAA standards. You will eventually need more work in this area, but this is a start. Of course, be aware that we are not lawyers, you shouldn't take action on information in this post alone, and we do not represent the government.
Click below for a quick-and-easy version of an assessment to help you come into HIPAA compliance.