Article | December 18, 2012

Making HIPAA Look Easy While Improving Healthcare Industry Workflow

Source: BlueStar Healthcare

Today’s stringent compliance requirements of HIPAA has put health organizations on notice for providing enhanced security to patients’ personal records without sacrificing practical efficiencies or quality patient care.

Workflow has become a popular term that we constantly come across, and with today’s  high-tech age, organizations are seeking ways to try to do more with less. In healthcare, a few seconds can be the determining factor between life and death.  With the industry’s ever-changing landscape, healthcare providers are looking for solutions that will increase productivity and  automate workflow, that will in turn, allow more time to be spent focusing on patients.  

Due to security and privacy of patient information, ever-changing healthcare processes and new federal government regulations, clinicians understand a HIPAA violation can damage their reputation. Therefore, they are looking for ways to eliminate manual processes and consequently reduce human error. For example, by reducing the time spent signing on and off workstations; healthcare workers are free to devote more time to caring for their patients.

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