EMR/EHRSecurityHow Does Your Healthcare Provider Secure Your Data?

Asking a consumer to purchase your product is much easier said than done. Businesses can’t just ask a potential customer to buy their product upfront, especially when it involves managing and taking control of their data and personal information. Similarly, in a consumer’s point of view, entrusting your personal details to someone let alone a company or a unit in society, seems risky and daunting. You never know how and where your information might be stored and how it’s going to be handled.

Health care providers utilize a system of record keeping called electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR). To put it simply, an EMR is a digital version of paper charts stored in your doctor or health care provider’s office involving a specific field of practice. An EHR, albeit similar, is a digital version of your health records with broader information shared with other providers or physicians, which include your medical history, notes, and other information that could help improve and analyze your health situation.

How it works

Now that your health care provider has access to your records and possibly other personal information, what happens next?

Following the latest in technology, health care providers use digital solutions to manage their databases easily and efficiently through a variety of cloud computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure, VMWare, Oracle Cloud platform, and IBM Cloud Computing to name a few.

Cloud computing is a digital transformation method that stores all sorts of data in one interface, particularly the internet. This type of computing service is often integrated in servers, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence.

The widgets

Microsoft Azure is built with a multi-layered security foundation and data encryption from the ground up to secure your data. It features identity and access control as well as a centralized security center for real-time monitoring in cases where data vulnerability is suspected.

Providertech offers a variety of digital solutions to ease data management and maintain a more organized system of reaching out to patients. The solutions they offer are integrated with unique features with a common denominator: they adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, which make their solutions HIPAA compliant to ensure consumers that their data are well-taken care of.

What’s in it for me?

Just last year, Providertech announced its partnership with Microsoft Azure in launching CareX, a software that caters to the needs of health care providers in keeping their patients’ EMRs in one place and generating alerts for appointments and other medical-related activities.

In an era where cyber attacks are becoming frequent, it is important to understand basic concepts of data security. Healthcare software and how these work, along with rules on data protection are also aspects of letting consumers know their money’s worth. Transparency is part and parcel of customer relations; this way, their patients can be confident that they are getting the best and utmost care from their respective providers.

This post has been sponsored by Boba Digital, LLC

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