Since 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act has completely transformed the landscape of medical care in the United States. It defines the relationship between patients and healthcare entities by providing for:
The protection of the privacy of patients’ information without the disruption of quality health care
The implementation of security standards and procedures by covered entities
The timely reporting of data breaches to the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Today, hackers pose the biggest challenge to companies in the healthcare industry. According to the HIPAA Journal, hacking incidents of 500 patients or more increased from a low of 8 in 2010 to a high of 147 in 2017. These numbers indicate a continuing upward trend.
Xerox Bridges HIPAA Compliance and Data Security
When hospitals, physicians’ offices, and other healthcare entities transfer patient information, the most common methods are by email and fax. The problem is that transferring patient information that way creates extra copies: the more that are in circulation, the more likely that they will fall into the wrong hands.
The Xerox Healthcare Multifunction Printer and the Kno2 network eliminate those extra copies, increase data security, and set a new standard for medical record storage. The secret lies in the way that the MFP and Kno2 network work together.
The Xerox Healthcare MFP Begins Where Other State-Of-The-Art Printers End
This printer does everything that other state-of-the-art Xerox printers do (prints, copies, faxes, and scans).
One of its powerful healthcare features is its ability to create documents which are both HIPAA-compliant and EMR (electronic medical record)-compatible.
Scanned documents are converted into a usable document that complies with national standards for electronically sharing patient information in a way that can be consumed by any EHR (electronic health record) certified to securely transfer patient information.
Imagine loading documents in the feeder, selecting an addressee from the Kno2 user directory, and pressing the Share Patient Information button. The printer scans the documents, converts them to EMR format, and sends them through the Kno2 network. The addressee can then process those EMRs.
Kno2 Is Much More Than a Network
Once you are a member of the Kno2 community, exceptional things begin to happen. Thanks to the Xerox Healthcare MFP, your work life will change for the better in many ways including:
Medical records formerly received on plain paper will now arrive in EMR format
Medical records will be accessible through a PC, Mac, mobile device and your multifunction printer
Medical records from other providers will become searchable
A Xerox Healthcare Multifunction Printer Unlocks the Door to the Future of Healthcare
It’s time to stop handling all that paper. Let’s get together and see how one of these Xerox MFPs can improve HIPAA compliance in your practice or department. Contact us at Benchmark Business Solutions by calling us at 800.378.9179 or using our online form.