But, do your employees know this? It’s easy to let seemingly innocuous information slip through the cracks and be sent out via email. This leaves you wide open to audits and business-crippling fines. And the worst part, a breach is often unintentional and well-meaning.
For example, one of our clients in the Pittsburgh area was emailing patient’s appointment reminders. Sometimes a reminder would include information about the treatment that was going to be performed, for example, “Remember to not have any food or drink other than water to prepare for your blood sugar test.” We implemented an educational program and an automatic encryption process for emails to their clients to protect them from this becoming a serious issue. They can still tell patients what they need to know and still be in full compliance with the law.
Do you have the systems and education in place to protect yourself?
Invite us to come in and have a conversation with you about how to protect yourself. It’s free and the conversation will bring you peace of mind and protection from audit issues.
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