When rounding in the hospital, we keep track of the patients we need to see using a shared spreadsheet or other online document.
While online documents and spreadsheets are more secure than paper lists, if you’re not using a service that’s specifically encrypted and compliant with HIPAA regulations, you’re at risk. A cardiac surgery group in Arizona settled a HIPAA violation case for $100,000 for keeping track of patient surgical appointments using an online calendar that was not sufficiently secure.
Utilizing HybridChart EVOLVE’s census management feature allows you to keep patient lists in a secure way that’s accessible on a desktop computer or a mobile device (without having to zoom in and out to see what’s in the spreadsheet). Not only is it more secure, it allows for the same real-time collaboration between Providers and office staff. To learn more about HybridChart’s census management feature, click here.