Think about how you would feel if you were in your doctor’s office and something was said to you about your medical information in front of another patient.

What if you contacted your doctor to have them send your medical record to you and without asking for your approval to send un-encrypted, they sent your medical information over a Gmail or AOL account?

Or worse, you contacted your doctor’s office for your medical record and they called you back later and said they were still looking for it, and they would let you know.

We need to be as careful with our patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) as we would want with our own. Be as careful with your computer security as you would with paper records.

Security and compliance are first and foremost in the management of our clients' systems. After conducting thousands of SRAs, common vulnerabilities began to emerge. We launched HIPAA Tip Tuesday to make clients aware of what actions they can take to address these vulnerabilities.

Have a great week!