Consulting Services – Healthcare Information Technology
Is your clinic fault tolerant? Do you have a formal business continuity plan?
Fault Tolerant can be defined as the ability to continue operating in the event of a failure. In the information technology world, we make systems fault tolerant by providing multiple redundant systems.
Your annual Risk Assessment addresses fault tolerance. How are you going to answer that question?
Selecting and implementing an electronic health record is a daunting, time consuming task. You have to deal with your vendors sales team, then their implementation team and finally, their training and support team. When are you going to have time to see your patients?
An independent EHR Project Manager will represent you during the implementation and training process, allowing you to concentrate on patient care.
Why is the ONC increasing HIPAA Audits?
It’s simple really, in 2015, more than 12 million healthcare related breaches occurred! How many will be compromised in 2016? Everyday we hear about another healthcare company getting hacked. HIPAA requires that patient data be secure, left alone most companies will not be in compliance.
Is your medical practice in compliance? If not, could your practice survive the fines levied after an audit?
A Risk Assessment is a mandatory part of Meaningful Use Attestation. It is also smart business.
Conducting a Risk Assessment is a perfect way to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities within your organization. It will not guarantee that you will pass a ONC audit, but it will give you the best chance of success. And a Risk Assessment may help reduce any fines because you have pre-identified an issue and have developed a plan to mitigate the problem issue.
In many offices, the clinic workflow evolved as changes were made over time. Further, most clinics are so busy that the office manager doesn’t have the opportunity to redesign clinic processes. The best option is to have a workflow specialist look at the clinic processes and see what modifications are required to help service your patients.
By analyzing clinic workflows and changing deficient processes, your patients experience with your clinic can be streamlined and overall customer service can be improved.