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  • HIPAA, patient privacy and offshoring medical transcription

    HIPAA, patient privacy and offshoring medical transcription

    HIM executives must weigh all the factors when choosing a MT provider, because there is more to their decision than cost alone. Some of the unintended consequences can put patient privacy and hospital security at risk, the very things the HIPAA was intended to avoid.

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  • How to evaluate the risk of offshoring in medical transcription

    How to evaluate hospital risk when sending medical transcription offshore

    The need for hospital management to address financial constraints often translates into a desire to contract with vendors at the lowest possible immediate cost, sometimes without thought as to the other non-price issues in a contract. It is important not to overlook some of the legal issues that may be associated with vendor contracts, especially with vendors that may subcontract out portions of their tasks.

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