Significant changes are coming in the way medical professionals, where patients can access and share electronic health information (EHI). In our most recent webinar, our guest speaker Michael McCoy, Senior HIPAA Security Expert, discussed the multiple changes to the HIPAA Security Rule and provided best security practices such as discouraging the use of unsupported software.
A medical practice using software with no security updates will pose a greater security risk, which would be considered a HIPAA violation. Mr. McCoy provided an overview of the new Information Blocking Rule which is defined by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), as a practice that is likely to interfere with access, exchange, or use of EHI, unless the practice is covered by an exception or is otherwise required by law. In addition, McCoy gave some insight into the “No Surprises Act'' which contains key protections to hold consumers harmless from the cost of unanticipated out-of-network medical bills. The new law takes effect for health plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022 and it applies to nearly all private health plans offered by employers (including grandfathered group health plans and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program), as well as non-group health insurance policies offered through and outside of the marketplace. (HealthcareITNews)
These new laws and enhanced guidance will substantially change the way your medical practice performs your daily responsibilities including patient documentation and billing. The guidelines show how you should navigate the information blocking rules and other relevant laws around the sharing of EHI.
Using HITRUST-certified medical speech recognition, Nuance® Dragon® Medical One (DMO), can help your practice get and stay compliant as it relates to patient documentation and EHI requirements. DMO offers the most comprehensive AI-powered medical speech recognition solution on the market today. Outside of helping physicians and clinicians complete a more content-rich patient note, Dragon Medical One offers additional time-saving benefits such as:
Format, correct, and navigate your notes quickly and easily using natural language commands designed to help busy professionals optimize your workflows and save time
Seamless integration with your chosen EHR allowing you to be up and documenting a secure patient note in minutes
Secure and reliable as your speech data is sent over 256-bit encryption channels right into the EHR via Microsoft Azure servers
Automatic updates ensure your practice has access to the most up-to-date HIPAA-compliant software
If you were unable to attend our recent event, click HERE to view the webinar and learn how our secure, HIPAA-Compliant, and HITRUST-Certified solution, Dragon Medical One can help your practice stay in compliance.
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