Take Control of Your Medical Records
Managing your practice is demanding – managing your documents shouldn’t be! Carolina Records Center services and technologies make it easy to secure and retrieve your patient charts and business documents…and be ready for any compliance audit.
The federal government is cracking down on privacy breaches. Since the passage of the HITECH ACT Final Security Rule, the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement has processed over 100,000 complaints. Corrective actions were imposed in over 23,000 of these cases. In several Cases, multi-million dollar fines have been imposed, including a $4.8 million fine levied against New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University In 2014.
Audits Are Coming
The OCR will soon begin auditing covered entities for compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The time frame for and the scope of these audits are presently unknown, but it is expected the permanent audit program will audit 800 covered entities and 400 business associates. OCR will likely pay close attention to whether covered entities have conducted, regularly reviewed and updated their risk assessment, as required by the Security Rule.
Records Retention Tracking