- Despite uneven regulation, health practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency have immediate and continuing obligations to patients when contemplating practice closure.
- Recent enforcement actions by regulators highlight the importance of knowledge and compliance with requirements relating to record management.
Spotted this yesterday - very pertinent to the discussion above:
Keeping Old Patient Data from Causing HIPAA Headache
The electronic health records meaningful use program substantially increased the number of providers adopting the technology, and fostered an explosion in the past half-decade of buying additional ancillary systems to augment EHRs.
Just think about how many providers bought a new practice management system and health information management system when they got the new EHR. More recently, mobile devices, often bought by the organization, are everywhere in a care setting.
But, what happened to the old servers, personal digital devices, pagers, copiers, fax machines, printers, floppies and disks, tape reels and other technologies that held protected health information and are no longer used?
Here is the link: