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Are your workstations HIPAA compliant?

Physician Practice Perspective, March 21, 2002

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The HIPAA security ruling will bring a number of new requirements to doctors’ offices, and workstations will not be exempt. Each workstation must be organized in a secure manner, and you will be expected to develop policies that inform the employee of how to use their workstation in an appropriate manner. Your policy should include the functions that are appropriate to that specific workstation, and the proper manner in which those functions are to be performed. In other words, you don’t want your patients’ medical records available at your front desk computer if anyo

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