06 Aug 2019
Maintaining the database of
patients is integral to the growth of the healthcare sector. It enables
healthcare firms to deliver quality care and safeguard patient personal
information and clinical record. At MediBrandOx, we take appropriate steps to help
healthcare organizations including hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics etc.
in maintaining the database of their patients. Our advanced software and
technology helps you maintain all the clinical records of patients to provide
them with continued care.
We help healthcare companies
in storing and communicating medical information in accordance with HIPAA or
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Our patient database maintenance
solution enables us to protect health information as per the HIPPA guidelines. PHI
or Protected Health Information under HIPAA includes
name, birth date, address as well as other social security information.
- An individual’s mental and physical health condition.
- Care offered to patients
related to the payment made towards the care offered to the patient or any
information that may lead to identification of that patient.
At MediBrandOx, we help healthcare
firms and providers adhere to HIPAA security rules & regulations
through effective management of their patient database.
Connect with us to know how we can help you improve
your healthcare practices and provide quality care to patients
What is PHI?
PHI or Protected Health
Information, also known as personal health information essentially refers to
the demographic data, medical history information, test & laboratory
results, insurance information, mental health conditions as well and other
information that healthcare firms/practitioners gather to identify individual
patient and determine the best care and treatment plan for treating them. As per
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996 healthcare
providers, business associates and insurers are limited to the type of
protected health information that they can gather from individual patients and
further share it with other companies or even use it for marketing purpose. Healthcare
organizations are also required to provide PHI to individual patients as and
when they request, preferably in the electronic format.