In today’s era of digital documentation, it can be tough for healthcare professionals to find the right balance between efficient patient care and secure data handling. Many have moved to digital documentation to meet efficiency expectations, but this has opened the door to costly data breaches and HIPAA compliance violations
Since 2009, more than 2,100 healthcare data security breaches have been reported in the United States, exposing more than 176 million health records. What’s more, the leading cause of these breaches is hacking, followed by unauthorized access.
With healthcare data at such high risk, providers must be diligent about keeping ePHI secure as it travels through their organizations. But how?
We’ve created a healthcare infographic to give you an inside look at a seamless and secure process for digital documentation. Discover how HIPAA compliant online forms can help you safeguard patient data as you collect, consolidate and move it through a series of streamlined workflows.
About the Author: Chris Byers is the CEO of Formstack, an Indianapolis-based company offering an online form and data-collection platform. Prior to Formstack, Byers co-founded an international nonprofit that was built via remote relationships among partners in Europe, Africa, and the United States.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/healthcare/enhancing-the-flow-and-protection-of-ephi/