Information Governance Must Protect PHI Outside the EHR

Author Scott Friedman, Executive Vice President at Sherpa Software

Recently published in Health IT Analytics, author Scott Friedman discussed the trend of healthcare organizations storing all protected health information (PHI) in HIPAA compliant electronic health records (EHRs) systems. Additionally, he notes that patients are now sharing electronic copies of pieces of their health information, which they give to their different providers as they move between appointments. Enter compliance and legal burdens for the healthcare organization.

This article highlights how information governance strategies and best practices can be applied to solving the problem of “patient distributed information” in six easy steps.

Read here: http://healthitanalytics.com/2015/03/04/information-governance-must-protect-phi-outside-the-ehr/

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