The HIPAA regulations require that you ensure the Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality of the data in your office. This includes information you create, receive, maintain, or transmit.
Integrity means that patient information is not altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner. If the patient information has been altered or destroyed, it is not reliable as a tool to understand the patient history or to provide quality care to your patients.
It is a patient’s civil right that you have the information available to provide the best possible care to the patient. A breakdown in availability is not only a HIPAA violation but can also represent a potential danger to the health of your patients.
The TLD Systems HIPAA program includes steps to ensure that the integrity of your data is protected.