When it comes to complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), your smartest move is to make sure you are asking the right questions. For instance, have you ensured that patient health information (PHI) cannot be altered except by authorized personnel?
Maintaining compliance with HIPAA is essential to meeting federal regulations, but it can also be the difference between excellent patient relations and a potential costly data breach of PHI that could lead to identify theft and a host of other complications for your patients and organization.
The good news is that by using this detailed questionnaire, you can know exactly the right questions to ask about your policies and procedures to identify the HIPAA strengths and weaknesses of your organization. As the saying goes, knowledge is power.
In this download, you’ll find the essential questions every healthcare provider should ask themselves in 2021 in an easy-to-use questionnaire that distills HIPAA compliance into eight broad categories, with guidelines for everything from data security to annual audits. In addition, we've highlighted new sections concerning potential non-compliance issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remote workforce issues that you may need to address.
Medicus not only resolves our ‘acute’ issues, but solves the underlying issues and works to develop processes and solutions that will keep our it operating efficiently each day. They have been quick to respond to our issues, and most of the time triages our issues as we would. We have a complicated system with multiple sites, windows/mac operating systems, dragon, cloud-based software/storage. We are comfortable that Medicus keeps us HIPAA compliant, too.
As a HIPAA & MU compliance servicing organization, we work with a lot of IT companies around the country—our experience with Medicus IT stands out above the rest. Not only is Medicus more up-to-date on the HIPAA regulations than any other it company we have seen, they also help protect their clients through education and technology. In my opinion, you would be hard-pressed to find an IT partner that can provide better service or knowledge than the team at Medicus IT.
From the moment I was told about Chris Jann and contracted the Medicus team, they have been an integral part of starting and maintaining our pediatric office. I am eternally grateful for them and their professionalism. Shout out for the constant guidance needed in this ever-evolving digital world (all-encompassing it too, what type of computer/scanner/phone/email/back up — overwhelming). With governmental regulations, security concerns, and business management for a busy pediatric office, their help has consistently remained invaluable for management of our IT healthcare world. Very grateful.