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Protected Health Information (PHI) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are constant areas of concern. The recently released “Omnibus Rule” goes into effect September 2013 and further extends the reach and limits of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These changes include¬†enhanced patient privacy protection and an increase in penalties up to $1.5M per violation.

Covered entities subject to the HITECH Act and the HIPAA Security Rule must simplify the business of health care while reducing risks associated with unapproved disclosure of ePHI. Key issues that need to be addressed include:

  • How will ePHI breaches be detected?
  • How can breaches be prevented?
  • If a breach occurs, even as the result of a legitimate business process, can that business process be corrected to prevent future disclosures?
  • In the event of an audit, will there be a way to verify an audit trail of all ePHI disclosure occurrences?

We can help your organization deal with all of these issues and more.