Health Information Management

HIPAA compliance in the ER

Health Information Compliance Insider, October 1, 2008

The emergency room (ER) is one place where unpredictability is the norm, where critical and noncritical cases walk through the same doors, and where 2 a.m. on a weekday can resemble Grand Central Station at rush hour. HIPAA requirements only further complicate work in the ER if you don’t have the right policies and procedures to address known challenges.

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