The New World of Interaction Recording for Medical Practices

J Med Pract Manage. Jan-Feb 2016;31(4):245-50.

Abstract

Today's medical practice staff communicates remotely with patients, pharmacies, and other medical providers in new ways that go far beyond telephone calls. Patient care and communication are now being provided via telecommunications technologies, including chat/IM, screen, Skype, and other video applications. This new paradigm in patient care, known as "telehealth" or "telemedicine," could put medical practices at risk for noncompliance with strict HIPAA and other regulations. Interaction recording encompasses these new means of communication and can help medical practice staff achieve compliance and reduce financial and liability risks while improving operations and patient care. This article explores what medical practices need to know about interaction recording, what to look for in an interaction recording solution, and how to best utilize that solution to meet compliance, manage liability, and improve patient care.

MeSH terms

  • Guideline Adherence
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act*
  • Humans
  • Practice Management, Medical*
  • Tape Recording*
  • United States