Protecting Patient Privacy: How expEDIum Office EHR Keeps Your Data Secure
expEDIum Office EHR is a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant solution that offers user-friendly, customizable features. With over a decade of experience in the PMS and RCM industry, iTech Workshop® is extending its expEDIum® Suite of Products into the Electronic Health Records (EHR) domain, providing a solution with specialty-agnostic capabilities.
Prioritizing the security and privacy of data is of utmost importance when utilizing expEDIum Office EHR (Electronic Health Records). This electronic health records system is designed to protect patient data through various security measures and privacy practices. Here’s an overview of how expEDIum Office EHR ensures data security and privacy:
- HIPAA Compliance:
expEDIum Office EHR is thoughtfully designed to align with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), offering essential assistance to healthcare practices in meeting HIPAA’s strict criteria for safeguarding data privacy and ensuring security.
- Role-Based Access Control:
expEDIum Office EHR allows you to set up role-based access control, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access specific patient records or functionalities within the system. This minimizes the risk of unauthorized access.
- Regular Updates and Patch Management:
Keeping the EHR system up to date with security patches and updates is crucial to address vulnerabilities and protect against known threats.
- Secure Data Storage:
Patient data is securely stored in data centers with robust physical security measures, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and regular security audits to prevent unauthorized access or breaches.
Secure authentication methods are employed to verify the identity of users. This often includes usernames and strong passwords and enforce frequent change of password.
- Audit Trails:
Detailed audits are maintained, recording all user activities within the system. These audits track who accessed patient records, what changes were made, and when they occurred. Audit trails are crucial for monitoring and investigating unauthorized access or unusual activities.
- Data Backup and Disaster Recovery:
Have implemented routine data backups and established comprehensive disaster recovery plans to guarantee uninterrupted access to patient data, even in the event of hardware failures, natural disasters, or unforeseen emergencies.
In conclusion, expEDIum Office EHR prioritizes data security and privacy through access controls, encryption, auditing, compliance measures, and ongoing monitoring. These comprehensive security and privacy practices help healthcare practitioners maintain patient data confidentiality and integrity while delivering quality care. If you want to know more about expEDIum Office EHR, please get in touch with our healthcare representatives.