Dispose of PHI properly and help eliminate this area of potential liability
In general, examples of proper disposal methods may include, but are not limited to:
In addition to the properly disposing of PHI and ePHI, it is important to remember that you must also properly dispose of all PHI that has been accessed by any electronic device. If the device is no longer going to be used, it is very difficult to properly dispose of the ePHI files on these devices, so HIPAA suggest the entire device is destroyed.
Properly disposing of all PHI and ePHI is improve greatly reduce the risk of a health information breach, thus improving your chances of avoiding a violation fine.
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