The recent new guidelines to the HIPAA Security Rule within the 21st Century Cures Act requires Healthcare Organizations to provide their patients with digital copies of their record and more security updates are about to take place this year. With these requirements, it is imperative to ensure you are using a safe and secure patient documenting solution.
Any changes to HIPAA regulations and changes to other similar laws have an impact on HIPAA compliance. However, with many of the anticipated HIPAA changes in 2023, private ambulatory practices could have a more significant impact if they are not using compliant software.
Most HIPAA changes have consisted of amendments to the existing standards (HIPAA Journal 2023) or to accommodate changes to other laws, and the new transaction code sets. In a few of our past webinars, we have outlined these changes and the risks today’s medical practices face by using outdated software with no security updates, and can be considered a HIPAA violation. Implementing a HIPAA Compliant, HITRUST CSF certified speech recognition solution, like Dragon Medical One, into the right place in your clinical workflow will help you achieve the goal of compliance.
Dragon Medical One supports the HIPAA requirements for patient security, data privacy, and confidentiality by employing secure encryption methods when paired with your HIPAA compliant EHR solution.
Dragon Medical One features that assist with data privacy include:
➔ Running on geographically dispersed, active-active, data centers hosted on Microsoft Azure, a HITRUST CSF certified hosting infrastructure
➔ Cloud-based automatic updates ensuring you always have the latest & most comprehensive version of the solution
➔ Secure and reliable speech data is sent over 256-bit encryption channels
During the recent emergency situations such as Covid-19 outbreaks, the HIPAA Rules remain in effect and the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule remain unchanged. However, the enforcement of compliance may have been eased. With the lifting of the Covid-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023, enforcement of HIPAA violations will continue
Dragon Medical One's HIPAA compliant security ensures that sensitive patient data is protected. With its advanced encryption technology and secure cloud-based platform, it offers peace of mind for medical practices and healthcare professionals.
Is Your Medical Practice Using HIPAA Compliant Software to Address Data Privacy?
Extreme vulnerability exists when using older software, such as Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) which is no longer supported. If you are still using a version of this legacy software, you should consider an upgrade to Dragon Medical One.
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