Threats to Electronic Health Records Security

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving and new tools to help medical providers are making their debut every day. One of the tools that has recently became widely used by healthcare organizations is electronic health records or EHRs. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, EHRs are now required by all medical entities.

Since EHRs became the new standard in the medical industry, they have brought countless benefits to healthcare organizations. Several of these benefits include:

  • Providing accurate and complete patient information at the point of care
  • Assisting providers in diagnosing patients, reducing medical errors, and offering safer care
  • Enabling easy access to patient records for efficient, coordinated care
  • Helping providers boost productivity and work-life balance
  • Promoting legible documentation to use for streamlined coding and billing
  • Improving efficiency

While there are a variety of benefits to EHRs, there are several threats. Let’s take a closer look at what they are.

Breach Concerns

Since EHRs involve a digital format, there are concerns of breach. Internet hackers do have the potential to access confidential medical information. Even though this does not arise too often, there have been several cases of breach that have frightened healthcare providers and patients.

Conversion Concerns

The conversion from a paper based system to EHRs leaves the risk of misplacing data throughout the process. Fortunately, however, vendors who sell and specialize in EHRs have designed effective strategies to eliminate the misplacement of data.

How Fast Chart Ensures Privacy and Security

Fast Chart understands these threats and makes it a top priority to address them. We have worked tirelessly to provide the highest quality security to eliminate the risk of breach. In addition, we have unique processes in place to eliminate the misplacement of data.

If you decide to work with us, we’ll collaborate with you for a smooth and secure transition. You can count on us to help you provide top-notch security and privacy by:

  • Enhancing administrative controls
  • Monitoring physical and system access
  • Auditing and monitoring system users
  • Using device and media controls
  • Applying data encryption

Regardless of which EHR provider you are using, we can integrate seamlessly with your system to meet all requirements.

Contact Fast Chart

With Fast Chart by your side, you don’t have to worry about any EHR threats. We’ll ensure that this digital version of paper charts will work to your advantage. For more information on our services and how we can revolutionize your practice, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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