One of the most valuable elements of Smart Training’s client offerings is our comprehensive HIPAA Policies and Procedures document, which offers more than 40 required patient privacy guidelines to client offices.
Beginning in 2018, four new topics will be addressed by HIPAA Policies:
- A new Cell Phone policy
- A comprehensive Mobile Device Policy
- A Clear Screen Policy, and
- A Clear Desk Policy
The Cell Phone Policy recognizes that cell phones are ubiquitous elements of modern life, and sets guidelines for when and where personal phones can be used during the workday.
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The Mobile Device Policy, on the other hand, allows for the authorized use of smartphones and other portable computing and communication devices by members of the office team. Because these devices create substantial risks to patient privacy, PHI and office confidentiality, management of these risks become an issue of paramount importance.
The Clear Screen Policy effectively prevents unauthorized access and viewing of potentially sensitive or confidential information on devices that are unlocked and unattended, while the Clear Desk Policy helps ensure that all sensitive and confidential information, whether on paper, on a storage device, or on hardware like a fax machine, is properly locked away or disposed of when not in use.
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