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Hacking HIPAA: Blockchain and Healthcare

Blockchain has finally reached healthcare and making headlines! However, any healthcare provider that electronically store, process or transmit medical records, medical claims, remittances, or certifications must comply with HIPAA regulations. With Patientory, this not only applies to the provider but to the patient as well.

Fortunately, HIPAA requires that all patients be able access their own medical records, correct errors or omissions, and be informed how personal information is shared used. So why wasn’t Patientory and blockchain created years ago? Patientory’s blockchain application to the health industry will only strengthen security for easier compliance of HIPAA best practices for the patient and provider.

Patientory’s use of blockchain follows HIPAA Security Rules, including but not lmited to:

  • Administrative Safeguards – Assignment of a HIPAA security compliance team.
  • Physical Safeguards – Protection of electronic systems, equipment and data.
  • Technical Safeguards – Authentication & encryption used to control data access.

This ensures covered entities maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting Electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI), with 0 health breaches.

Specifically, Patientory’s proprietary blockchain technology achieves 0 health breaches by:

  1. Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI they create, receive, maintain or transmit;
  2. Identifying and protecting against reasonably anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information;
  3. Protecting against reasonably anticipated, impermissible uses or disclosures; and
  4. Ensures compliance by workforce

Patientory is transforming healthcare, by placing the patient at the center of the health care ecosystem and increasing the security, privacy, and interoperability of health data.

Tools for Successful Patient Engagement

To support your patient engagement strategy, you need a combination of tools across your healthcare organization. These tools should share the same overall objective – to help your patients better engage, understand, and become active (24/7) participants in their own healthcare.

Patient engagement can mean different things to different groups of people –providers versus patients, for example. What is most important is to manage evolving patient engagement demands, and on a broader scope, to satisfy regulatory requirements for better population health and improved patient outcomes.

To satisfy patient engagement needs – and approach healthcare more holistically – you need the expertise and technology tools that work well together and deliver results that demonstrate value, drive better population health, and lower care costs. One step to achieving this goal is by having patients more involved in their health, which means access to their health information and support networks. Patientory solutions have you covered:

  • Combining the power of rapid and secure medical record access with a patient community platform
  • Increase patient engagement with care coordination
  • More intelligently allocate time and resources for improved care
  • Software to ensure regulatory requirements

What does patient engagement mean to you? What tools do you currently use? Are there additional solutions you’ve considered to help boost your engagement efforts during the transition to value-based care? Can you automatically and systematically engage with your patients anywhere, anytime?

Patientory can help answer your questions and put you on the path to better patient engagement and satisfaction as you transition to value-based care.