Tag Archives: HIPAA Compliant Medical Transcription

What Are The Requirements For Storing Physical HIPAA Documents?

While most healthcare organizations have transitioned to electronic medical records (EMRs), there is still a significant amount patient records stored in paper format. Medical transcription companies turn audio records of physician dictation into text documents needed for patients’ medical charts, … Continue reading

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HIPAA Confidentiality Regulations That Apply To Medical Transcription

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data or the confidential use of protected health information (PHI). “Covered entities” or “business associates” that handle PHI are required to be HIPAA-compliant. Covered entities … Continue reading

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What Are The 5 Key Rules Of HIPAA?

HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, was introduced to protect the privacy of patients’ medical records while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care. This privacy rule is … Continue reading

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How to Stay HIPAA Compliant when Using Telemedicine

Telehealth got a major boost when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded the number and types of interventions that can be provided remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to a HIT consultant report, many … Continue reading

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Opioid Prescribing – Importance of Comprehensive EHR Documentation

Patients suffering from chronic pain rely on opioid therapy for pain management. However, opioid misuse, addiction, and overdoses are serious public health problems in the United States. Despite recent declines, medical use of opioids remains high and inconsistent across the … Continue reading

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Common Emergency Room Errors and Ways to Avoid Them

Each day, thousands of patients seek care in emergency departments (EDs) across the country. Many hospitals outsource medical transcription to ensure accurate, fast and reliable documentation so that ER physicians can focus on care. Law requires hospitals to guarantee a certain … Continue reading

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The Versatility of Medical Transcription

The medical transcription industry owes much of its success to its versatility. The industry has adapted well to ever-evolving technologies and health care documentation policies. One of the primary reasons for the huge success of this health care domain is … Continue reading

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Importance of a Proofreading Checklist for Medical Transcripts

The information in patient medical records is crucial for clinical decision-making, quality management and clinical reporting. However, errors can creep into medical transcripts and endanger patient safety, even resulting in serious consequences. Proofreading the transcripts is crucial to eliminate errors … Continue reading

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Comparison of U.S based and Off-Shore Medical Transcription

There is always a question of choosing between U.S. based and off-shore medical transcription. Before you make your choice, compare these options. Continue reading

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Data Security Upgrades in Healthcare a Main priority in 2013

Data security upgrades in healthcare have become a main priority in 2013. Here you find steps to eliminate security threats and protect data. Continue reading

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