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The Crucial Role of HIM

Posted By Giovanna Stahl
Offshore Medical Coding

Healthcare is highly dependent on Health Information Management (HIM) for the successful keeping of private, secure, and confidential documents and records. HIM professionals use their expert knowledge and experience on laws and regulations that overall impact the appropriate management of healthcare data. While they ensure the protection of health information, this also allows the right information to be made available to the appropriate individuals who require access to it, which further helps them provide efficient and quality healthcare.

As ECLAT Health Solutions continues to celebrate the 30th Annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) week, our ICD-10 auditors and medical coding services team continue to be diligent with their work to make sure your facility stays on top each day of the year. Here is the importance of HIM professionals and the crucial role they play in health care management:

Why Being Compliant is Important

The security and regulations of health information may become compromised with the ongoing rise of new threats and adjustments in legislation. Health information professionals and providers have the competence to ensure compliance with the many updates and changes in state and federal regulations. This way confidential patient information is able to remain safe and recorded effectively. When health organizations do not comply with the HIPAA & HITECH regulations, it may lead to serious problems such as increased security breaches and may even reduce the healthcare that’s being provided.

How Our Offshore Medical Coding Company Maintain Compliance

As a current ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliant entity, ECLAT Health Solutions warrants the protection of sensitive health information including patient health information (PHI) as well as financial information through a strict framework of operational policies and procedures for legal, physical, and technical controls for risk management. Consequently, by offering offshore medical coding and medical billing solutions to a variety of healthcare professionals, we can confidently state that all procedures and information exchanges comply with HIPAA and HITECH regulations.

To elaborate, here are just a few of the ways we exercise the highest level of security to our clients:

  • Bi-annual meetings are held to stay up-to-date with our high standards of security and privacy

  • We establish the usage of firewalls, encryption codes, and have restricted Internet access on our computer devices

  • Patient information does not leave our offices

  • All external computer drives are effectively disabled

  • Coding facilities are monitored and guarded 24/7

Offshore Medical Coding Services of the Highest Quality 

Collectively, ECLAT Health Solutions is committed to maintaining healthcare security that’s accurate and works efficiently. We understand the gravity of maintaining HIPAA & HITECH compliance regulations as a business associate, which is why our medical coding team will be happy to address any of your concerns and provide the necessary information to propose a customized approach that will work best for your healthcare facility. Let us help your staff and facility function to the best of its abilities and provide healthcare that is of exceptional quality.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our security and compliance through our offshore medical coding services! Fill out our form and we will get back to you shortly.

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