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Necessity of risk assessment in disclosure of PHI to vendors

September 19th, 2017
Necessity of risk assessment in disclosure of PHI to vendors

PHI or patient health information is regarded as health data that can be traced to a certain individual. It is individually identifiable information obtained by healthcare providers in the course of diagnosis and/or treatment of a patient. The records of PHI store the past, present and future physical or mental conditions of a patient.

Does HIPAA Compliance necessarily mean IT integration?

Does HIPAA Compliance necessarily mean IT integration?

Electronic Protected Health Information is no longer a foreign term in the health sector. In the last decade, technology has made many in-roads into how we view healthcare today. This is so much so that the Department of Human and Health Services introduced another act specifically to address matters IT. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health(HITECH) Act of 2009 was formed in response to heightened health technology development.