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HIMSS Issues Recommendations for “Medical Banking”

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 23, 2012

The Health Information and Management Systems Society has issued a set of recommendations to guide financial institutions managing revenue for healthcare organizations, FierceHealthIT reports. Released as a whitepaper, the guidelines aim to help financial institutions involved in “medical banking” to comply with HITECH’s added security and privacy requirements. Recommendations include selecting a privacy officer, updating workforce training and considering data privacy and security accreditation or certification by an independent third party. The paper states, “As customers of financial institutions, healthcare providers and payers need assurances that financial institutions can safeguard protected health information with appropriate technology systems, infrastructure and procedures for risk management and incident management.”
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