HIPAA and Medical Office Online

Medical Office Online believes the final standards enacted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will improve the efficiency of health care administration while ensuring the privacy, confidentiality and security of all electronic medical data. We believe that the HIPAA regulations represent sound business practice and are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of our clients’ information.

HIPAA was designed with extensive input from the health industry regarding the importance of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standards for exchange of electronic healthcare data. Medical Office Online is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments of these and the rest of the HIPAA standards, in our ongoing effort to help keep all of our clients in compliance with the finalized HIPAA standards.

We know that you, like everyone else, are concerned about impending HIPAA deadlines. It should be noted that Medical Office Online alone cannot enable you to achieve HIPAA compliance. The steps and techniques necessary to fulfill HIPAA obligations typically, and in some cases mostly, involve changes in the policies and procedures of the healthcare Provider. Nonetheless, as your technology partner, Medical Office Online will play an active role in your practice’s steps towards successfully achieving full compliance. To help you formulate a strategy to address the new regulations, we have compiled a simplified, easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA as well as a page of HIPAA Links.