Tips for how healthcare facility doors can aid HIPAA compliance

Campus Security magazine offers some tips for ensuring healthcare facility doors are up to the job of appropriately securing patient health records. 

By Healthcare Facilities Today
January 4, 2013

In the article “How door hardware helps hospitals meet HIPAA guidelines” the folks at Campus Security magazine suggest that being HIPAA compliant can come down to “something as simple as whether or not a door closes and locks properly.” And they offer some tips for ensuring healthcare facility doors are up to the job of appropriately securing patient health records. 

The suggestions range from inspecting doors frequently to ensure they lock and open and close smoothly, to establishing a protocol to determine who has access to patient records and how they access them. 

The article further examines some of the popular advanced electronic security options, and encourages training staff to identify potential hardware failures so they can be quickly repaired. 





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