HIPAA Compliance

 

 

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Leveraging solutions that are fully HIPAA compliant protects and your patients with the highest level of security.

Fully HIPAA Compliant EHR

Azalea Health does not take security lightly – we actively work to keep our EHR fully HIPAA compliant. Access to Azalea products is permission based, giving you the ability to completely control and monitor the amount of patient information each member of your staff may access. Under HIPAA, all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by a covered entity in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are protected.

A few notes to keep in mind…

  • You can fax specialists patient information, but the fax must have a confidentiality statement saying that protected health information is enclosed. The fax also needs to request that if the person receiving the fax is not the designated person, they send the fax back to you.
  • You are allowed to send recall cards. Just show the date, time of the appointment, and premedication information. Never be specific as to what the medication is or what the procedure is for that day. If you need to mention anything that’s considered confidential, mail the card in an envelope.
  • You are allowed to keep patient folders outside of each operating room, as long as other patients cannot see any personal information, and as long as patients don’t have free access to the area where these may be displayed.
  • Have as little information as possible on the outside of your patient charts.
  • Unless the patient specifically asks you not to leave messages, you are permitted to leave your patients voicemails.