BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 7

Offshoring Medical Records - Why You Should Care?

Your Medical Information Could Be in India, Pakistan, and/or the Philippines!Why is it important that medical records remain with a workforce located in the United States?The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules exist to protect your "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by your provider (identified as a Covered Entity and/or their Business Associates), in any form or medium, whether electronic, on paper, or oral.When you visit a doctor, medical center, hospital, dentist, or any other healthcare facility YOUR protected health information (PHI) is at risk of falling into the...

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