Data security in HIS systems (Health Information Systems)

Information technology (IT) is playing an increasingly important and significant role in the healthcare sector. Data security is more important than ever for the healthcare sector and the world at large. The number of data confidentiality breaches in healthcare is constantly increasing. To secure data, cloud computing is very useful. 

HIPAA as a method of securing data!

Due to data storage issues, there is a need to use electronic communication, so many methods have been developed to secure data. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is one of the methods that can be helpful in healthcare research. Based on the stored patient database in a hospital or clinic, preservation and analytical method can be developed to keep patient medical records in a well-preserved and appropriate environment. This method includes improving the ability to work by providing all necessary patient information. All information must be clearly identified. Patient privacy and security of patient information are the most important barriers to data capture when considering the use of useful health data in the electronic health care arena.

HIS system – what are its benefits?

HIS is a system that is designed to provide internal and external communication between healthcare providers. Hospital Information Systems provide a common source of information about a patient’s health history. The system must store data in a secure location and control who can access the data under certain circumstances.

These systems enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to coordinate care by providing patient health and visit history information when and where it is needed.

The originality of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is that it is a very secure method of patient data and privacy, especially the adoption of electronic medical records. Since data comes in different formats, HIPAA allows for a good format that is suitable for facilitating data access and control.


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