Protection from ePHI Breaches
Electronic Public Health Information (ePHI) is any electronic health information that is covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Therefore, any business that creates, stores, edits, or transfers ePHI must comply with HIPAA regulations. Other than the moral responsibility to keep this information secure, there are also other reasons why companies must protect ePHI, and there are severe consequences for ePHI breaches. The minimum penalty for not protecting ePHI is $50,000, and breaches of information for over 500 individuals must be reported to the local media. Therefore, it is crucial for businesses and hospitals to take the right steps to secure electronic protected health information.
Affinity Technology Partners’ ePHI Breach Protection
We secure our clients’ electronic protected health information with a comprehensive approach to managed IT services, which includes:
Ongoing HIPAA compliance assessments and HIPAA compliant solutions
Multi-factor authentication for EMR/EHR technology
Employee access management plans
Email and hard drive encryption
Password-protection for multi-device platforms
IT Risk analysis and risk management
Contact Affinity Technology Partners
If you’d like to talk about how you can protect your ePHI from potential threats, feel free to contact Affinity Technology Partners today.