The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was put into law in 1996. However, healthcare employees are not always as careful at protecting private information as they should be. Gossip, rumors, and sharing information inappropriately may be rampant in the workplace. Help protect your patient’s rights to privacy by properly enforcing HIPAA compliance in the workplace.
First, make sure all employees are educated
Every employee in a healthcare setting should be educated on what the HIPAA laws mean and what possible violations may be before they are allowed to access any electronic health records or billing software. Having your