1. Data security
Practices and their partners will address security in their efforts to achieve HIPAA compliance. Still, in this time of data breaches and increased liability, it's worth stating that your partner should be actively managing your network and technology's security and regularly reporting on those efforts and status. A managed data backup system that is regularly tested is an essential safeguard.
In the midst of ever-evolving technology and legislation, medical professionals want to have realistic technology expectations, ensure the most effective spend of their technology budget and ultimately move toward healthcare IT that delivers on its promise of greater efficiency and better care.
Clearly understanding your needs and options—as well as who should be expected to handle particular responsibilities—is the best way to achieve all three.
Adam Levy is the founder of Magnet Solutions Group, an IT company that helps businesses implement secure, agile and scalable technology solutions. Adam and his team are passionate about continually learning how new technologies and software can be successfully implemented to work in the real world for their clients. He tweets regularly on business technology at @Magnet_SG.