RegisterPatient is an online patient registration and schedulingsystem that allows patients to complete and electronically sign all their intake forms from the comfort of their own home. Product Benefits Include: -24 Hour Online Patient Registration -Complete Patient Scheduling System -Patient Appointment Requests and Reminders -Automatic Insurance Verification - Standardized and Custom Registration Forms -Facebook Application -Electronic Patient Referrals -Prescription Refill Requests -Custom EMR Integration -Animated forms - 100% HIPAA Compliant software - And much more…
WHAT IS HIPAA?HIPAA is the Health Insurance Information Portability and AccountabilityAct, and was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996.HIPAA was enacted in order to provide protection for electronic patient healthinformation stored by covered entities.A covered entity can be:-A healthcareprovider: Physician, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Psychologist, etc.- A health plan: Insurance companies, HMOs, Corporate HealthPlans, Medicare & Medicaid.- A Healthcare clearinghouse that handles electronic medical records
Privacy Rule vs. Security RuleThere are two chief regulations that stem from the HIPAA Act: the Privacy Ruleand the Security Rule.The Privacy Rule safeguards patient information while permitting “thedisclosure of personal health information [to the appropriate parties] needed forpatient care” (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services „CMS‟).The Security Rule dictates “administrative, physical and technical safeguards”that must be put into place by „covered entities‟ to ensure theconfidentiality, integrity, and prompt availability of electronically stored patienthealth information (CMS).The Privacy and Security Rules apply to ALL COVERED ENTITIES.
EMPLOYEES AND HIPAARegardless of whether your organization is a provider, health plan, orclearinghouse, when electronically stored patient health information isinvolved, it is imperative that employees of your organization become familiarwith and adhere to HIPAA regulations.Visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services website for helpfultraining materials to acquaint your staff with HIPAA regulations.For more information on HIPAA Regulations and a complimentary HIPAACompliance whitepaper and checklist, request your RegisterPatient press kit atwww.RegisterPatient.com.