When you go to the doctor one thing is for certain. You can always count on having to fill out tedious forms as soon as you walk in the door. The same goes when applying for a job or attending a new school. Think about how many times you have filled out paperwork in your lifetime – probably more than you could count. Paper-based forms are hard to avoid.
Increasingly more physician practices and medical organizations are moving forward with the electronic processing of patient health information (PHI) in order to stay competitive within the healthcare sector and abide by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Security Standards of HIPAA consist of complex regulations built to ensure the safeguarding of PHI. These regulations include secure access control to records, tracked document actions, the ability to block sensitive data and ensuring the entire staff is properly trained on digital information management procedures.