Chapter 4: Other Technological Risks for Mental Health Professionals
Part 4: Managing Patient Records with In-Office Software
The cloud is a convenient way to store patient records, but it limits your control and oversight over the protection of your clients' e-PHI. If the cloud is hacked, you could still be held accountable for failing to properly protect e-PHI as outlined by HIPAA.
So if you manage mental health records with in-office software, be sure to…
- Limit access with passwords.
- Only allow authorized personnel to access the software.
- Create a system to record who accessed e-PHI and for what purpose.
- Use antivirus software and firewalls to keep your network secure.
Next: Part 5: Physical Technology Risks for Mental Health Practitioners