Protecting the Privacy of Patients' Health Information
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), was enacted to set national standards for healthcare organizations to regulate record keeping and sharing of the publicís medical data. HIPAA consists of regulations which are designed to encourage health care facilities to comply with security and privacy standards to protect personal health information. Failure to comply with HIPAA Compliance carries stiff penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
Information displayed on computer monitors in hospitals and provider offices are often in plain view, including information displayed on monitors in nursing stations, patient rooms and check-in desks, compromising the privacy of medical records and violating HIPAA regulations. Kantek Privacy Filters can be a cost effective solution to preventing the disclosure of private medical information displayed on computer monitors. Instead of redesigning current facilities or investing a lot of money in software upgrades to protect medical data, Kantek Privacy filters can be a quick and easy way to bring you in compliance with HIPAA regulations.