Is your practice HIPAA compliant? If your answer to this is "I don't know" or "no", its time to either find out, or reevaluate your IT support solution. HIPAA compliance is so important in an ever-evolving world of technology, and its up to you to make sure you stay ahead of the curve.
The federal government has put penalties in place for healthcare organizations that do not comply with the HIPAA requirements. In order to meet these requirements, your IT support company should be HIPAA compliant to ensure that any solutions they provide are in line with these requirements. Why is this important?
•Failure to meet compliance deadlines results in non-payment of Medicare claims
•Violations of HIPAA stipulations may result in fines up to $100 per incident with a maximum of $25,000 per year
•Wrongful disclosure of protected healthcare information can result in a $50,000 fine
•Offense under false pretenses carries a $100,000 penalty and/or imprisonment
•Offense with intent to sell information results in a $150,000 fine and/or imprisonment
Our HIPAA training, compliance program, and audit are provided by Total Medical Compliance (TMC). We provide our medical clients HIPAA compliant solutions and ensure that the work we do, changes we make, and impact we have on their network is all compliant. Can your current IT support company say the same?
Our experience in the medical industry as well as our experience with HIPAA make Teknik IT & Data Security capable to provide support for HIPAA compliant solutions and software specific to the medical industry - most notably, EMR software. We have experience supporting EMR software and can advise you on the best course of action in selecting and installing your EMR solution, as well as provide the necessary support to keep your practice running smoothly.
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