If you work in a pharmacy, insurance company, hospital, or any kind of healthcare practice, you know about HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 obligates all healthcare providers or payers to safeguard the privacy and integrity of the personal health information, or PHI, of patients. You also know that it's about much more than securing digital data files: It's what obligates the pharmacy technician to ask customers in line to step back from the pickup counter; it's what requires hard copy patient records to be kept out of reach of unauthorized personnel.
Also under HIPAA's umbrella? Telephone usage.Read More