When was the last time that you reviewed your access logs in your healthcare practice?
In our policies, procedures, risk assessments, and privacy impact assessment submissions, we indicate the reasonable safeguards that we expect to implement in our practices to protect the privacy and security of health information.
But policies and good intentions alone isn’t enough.
We also need to take action on our policies.
Custodians have an obligation to ensure reasonable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of health information. This means having appropriate policies and procedures in place and demonstrate and document that you have implemented your plans.
In this podcast episode, Jean L. Eaton answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about using audit logs of your computer and your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) / Electronic Health Record (EHR) to improve security in your healthcare practice.
Improve Privacy and Security In Your Healthcare Practice
Privacy and Security Monthly Audit Template
This Practice Management Success Tip includes
✔ Implementation guide – easy to read ‘how-to’ instructions to get the best results from your privacy and security monthly audit.
✔ Audit form template in MS Word document format that you can download, print, and use right away.
✔ Access to mini-course with video examples to get you started.
✔ On-line access to Jean L. Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach and Practice Management Mentor to answer your questions
No software to purchase
In This Podcast Episode Show Notes
Recorded June 2018.
You can advance the audio to these time markers:
00:51 Policies and Procedures Are Not Enough
01:10 What Are Audit Logs?
02:28 Importance of Audit Logs
05:46 Reasonable Safeguards
06:11 Implementing Monthly Privacy and Security Audit
07:16 Starting Your Program
07:59 Sample Goals
09:36 Sample Compliance Observations
11:47 Sample Recommendations
12:15 Identify Your Action Items – what will you start, stop, or keep doing?
Action Steps That You Should Do Now
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Jean L. Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach
and Your Practice Management Mentor
with Information Managers Ltd.