Our partner Bill Maruca, who is the Editor and a frequent contributor to this blog, was recently interviewed by PracticeSuite as part of their Expert Interview program. In the course of his interview, Bill discusses patient confidentiality, keeping records safe and private, and trends in the medical billing industry.
One important recommendation by Bill is taken from his earlier post on this blog: encrypt all electronic protected health information (ePHI), especially when transferring it via email, cloud storage or FTP sites or saving it to mobile devices. The loss of properly-encrypted PHI may not be a HIPAA breach even if a device is lost or stolen, or an email or electronic file is sent to the wrong recipient.
I recommend that his entire PracticeSuite interview be read here.