Since the inception of the internet, data is increasingly growing in velocity, volume, and value, making it challenging for professionals to maintain its integrity and confidentiality. That’s the reason why many industries are on the lookout for reliable ways to keep their data safe and organized, the healthcare sector is no such exception. And safeguarding PHI or Protected Healthcare Information is one of the surefire ways to do that.
According to industry experts, “Protected Health Information (PHI) is increasingly digitized, and the exploding volume of protected data raises the question of how to store the data in a way that is HIPAA compliant and conducive to protecting data privacy and security”.
Believe it or not, there are a number of challenges that can disrupt the entire process of PHI and Health Data Management. Some of them are mentioned below.
Fragmented Data: One of the major issues with managing healthcare data is that it is scattered across various databases, spreadsheets, and many more. For instance, the fragments of healthcare data can be stored in analog and digital formats by healthcare providers, pharmacies, insurance companies, and patients.
Immediate data transformation: Another major concern with healthcare data including the patient’s name, location, profession, and medical history is subjected to change. Not to mention, patients also undergo multiple treatments and medications over the years. According to a recent survey, many medical professionals often have a hard time tracking and organizing upgraded data.
Regulations and Compliance: It is no surprise that medical data is sensitive and is valued at around $250 per record. That’s primarily the reason why HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act mandates healthcare professionals and organizations to perform regular audits and meet necessary regulatory requirements. This ensures confidentiality and maintains the integrity of sensitive healthcare data.
So, What Are The Solutions That Can Help Overcome The Aforementioned Challenges?
Keep on reading to find the answer to that question.
Locate the fragmented data: The first step towards data organization is to relocate the fragmented data. As mentioned earlier, this data could be in the form of both analog and digital forms.
Integrate reliable strategies: After you are done locating the fragmented data, it is now time to categorize and organize the data. Various tools can be used to serve the purpose. However, various studies and surveys reveal that AI-enabled tools may not be as effective and efficient as they may be perceived.
In such cases, the professionals at Aeren LPO suggest relying on manual labor to ensure the utmost accuracy and efficiency of the projects. The professionals use their expertise and tech solutions to extract data and organize data, according to the client’s requirements and guidelines. Such professionals make sure that PHI including the patient’s name, email id, medical history, or Social security number is organized in a well-maintained excel sheet.
What Our Team At Aeren Lpo Has To Say About This?
Handling PHI and health data management can be challenging. Do it wrong and you may end up destroying or leaking valuable information. Thus, the industry experts at Aeren LPO suggest associating with professionals who are well-versed in the dynamics of health data management. Such professionals have tailored plans to organize healthcare data in the best possible way.