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HIPAA data breaches are an all-too common occurrence today. In 2017 alone, millions of healthcare records have been exposed at big companies like Anthem and Verizon. How can you protect your organization from a similar disaster without breaking the bank? The key is to invest in the right HIPAA solution from the start. HIPAA compliant form builders like Formstack can help you breathe easier and safely collect patient data without any maintenance or downtime.
Investing in secure cloud storage is a scaleable and cost-effective way to improve the quality of your healthcare data systems. You can access information from anywhere, and send data to other applications like your EHR or EMR. Never worry about scrambling to comply with new IT regulations thanks to Formstack’s continuous security updates.
In June 2017, Anthem had to pay a whopping $115 million to settle a HIPAA data breach lawsuit that affected almost 80 million people. Don’t neglect your data systems! Avoid internal and external threats.
Worried about hackers? Many HIPAA security breaches actually stem from mistakes made by internal staff! You can reduce the risk by controlling access to sensitive data. Formstack offers flexible permissions and password management, so information is never in front of unauthorized users.
Use an online form to create a simple HIPAA security test, and send it to your staff to educate them on phishing scams and other attacks.
Maintaining a healthy data management system isn’t cheap, and administrative errors only add to the cost. A strong HIPAA solution can shoulder some of the burden. With Formstack, you don’t have to maintain your own hardware or worry about software updates. You can also reduce data errors by turning complex processes into seamless digital workflows.
A good HIPAA solution will offer you a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA). They’ll also protect you from violations by giving you the information and systems required to help you successfully pass an audit. Formstack’s extensive data logging and documentation ensure you can pull information when you need it.
Patient completes form before appointment
Data is encrypted and safely stored in database
Patient information is sent to front office via a secure email link
Access controls prevent unauthorized employees from accessing data
Patient attends their appointment
Doctor uses special password to access patient record and add their notes
Patient’s bill is prepared