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Maintaining patient medical record security and compliance with eSignature

Embrace next-gen eSignatures with Signeasy for seamless digital transformation and a contactless, efficient patient experience in healthcare.

Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
May 10, 2023
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Maintaining patient medical record security and compliance with eSignature

Frequently asked questions

How do I protect medical records with eSignatures?
You can protect medical records with eSignatures by using secure and compliant eSignature solutions, implementing proper access controls, and training staff on HIPAA regulations.
Does an electronic signature serve as a legally binding stamp of approval for patient records?
Yes, an electronic signature is legally binding and can serve as a stamp of approval for patient records as long as it meets the requirements of the relevant laws and regulations.
What is the HIPAA security rule for electronic medical records?
The HIPAA Security Rule sets national standards for safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI) created, received, maintained, or transmitted by covered entities and business associates.
How often are electronic health records hacked?
According to a 2020 report by HIPAA Journal, there were 642 healthcare data breaches reported in the US in 2020, affecting over 30 million patients. Additionally, a 2021 study by Fortified Health Security found that healthcare experienced a 55.1% increase in cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. These statistics highlight the growing threat of data breaches in the healthcare industry, including electronic health records.
Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
Rachana is the Content Marketing Manager at Signeasy, where she works with the product & customer teams to create content related to eSignature and contract workflows. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, watching anime, and reading a good book.
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