Helping Healthcare Professionals with HIT
The Chicago-based attorneys at Griffith & Jacobson help medical professionals, dentists, therapists, and other healthcare providers leverage technology and explore new sources of revenue. Our knowledge and experience working with medical providers that use Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), or are seeking to integrate the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) into their practice to capture the financial incentives offered by the HITECH Act (part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 or ARRA).
Our technology attorneys can help ensure that your healthcare business complies with industry regulations and guidelines, such as HIPPA. We recommend best practices and assist in creating and implement those policies. Our business lawyers will work with you to minimize the risk of litigation over breach of privacy claims.
Contact our Illinois Healthcare IT Lawyers at (312) 236-8110 to discuss how we can guide your practice through your HIT issues and the EHR/EMR regulatory scheme.
Demystifying Legal Issues and Compliance for Healthcare Businesses
Our overarching goal in serving medical practices, ambulatory, emergency or urgent care centers, nursing homes, residential care facilities, physical therapy businesses, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare providers is to demystify the potential E-Health legal issues and compliance obligations. We do this by providing a comprehensive regulation summary, as well as providing advice on the recommended best practices in medical records technology. We audit your current use of HIT technology and EHRs o spot the potential risks related to your particular use of technologies.
Healthcare businesses that adopt electronic medical records (EMR) need to comply with the new federal “meaningful use” regulations under the HITECH Act (part of the ARRA).
Our technology attorneys can counsel your business in understanding the “Meaningful use rules and guide them through the process to ensure they: (1) use a certified EMR product; (2) the EMR technology allows for the electronic exchange of Personal Health Information (PHI) with other healthcare professionals (and administrative service providers- such as billing companies); and (3) the healthcare provider complies with report making obligations. Griffith & Jacobson can help your company understand and comply with the new rules on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for EMR.
Our Chicago, Illinois healthcare lawyers assess your business risks and concerns, then draft policies and forms as necessary, and can even provide training classes to your employees to create, foster and maintain a culture of compliance and proactive actions that will help your company:
- assure your patients that their personal information is protected,
- avoid and mitigate the risk of regulatory enforcement and/or fines, and
- allow you and your administrative staff to focus on your practice.
Our technology attorneys can also add value to your business by helping you exploring new sources of revenue through the use of new HIT tech and other technologies (such as “virtual” doctor visits or the use of mobile applications to manage patient wait times).
We invite you to contact our Illinois technology attorneys at 312.236.8110 to discuss how we can help you effectively integrate HIT and EHRs tools and technology to expand your profits and better serve your patients/customers.
Read more about why Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, is the right choice for all of your HIT, E-Health, EHRs and Healthcare technology legal needs at: “What We are All About”.
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