HIPAA and Confidentiality: Proper Security Measures for MTs

HIPAA and Confidentiality: Proper Security Measures for MTs

Your Security Responsibilities as an MT

We deal a lot with the importance of confidentiality in the Professional Issues portion of our Medical Transcription course. More and more hospitals and practices in Canada and the US are adopting Electronic Health Records, but hackers are finding weaknesses in their networks and are stealing patient data. It seemed like a great time to remind students and MTs about their duty to treat the information they transcribe with the utmost care and discretion.

The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)…