Improve Patient Privacy, Improve Your Bottom Line
According to Press-Ganey patient satisfaction surveys, there is a clear link between patient satisfaction and their perception of quality of care and profitability.
- Satisfied patients experience less stress themselves.
- Satisfied patients present less stress to medical staff, resulting in fewer errors and more profit.
- Satisfied patients also share their experiences with others and are willing to refer your practice or hospital to their friends and family.
Meeting HIPAA Privacy Standards
HIPAA requires medical professionals to safeguard medical records by all reasonable means and that new legislation fines for breaches. Few practices knowingly transmit patients’ medical files, but many unintentionally do just that as a result of sound leaks via the facility itself.
Possible Sound Leaks
- in a common waiting room
- through the walls
- via a telephone conversation
- among medical staff
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HIPAA Protects More Than Just Data Breaches
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that healthcare organizations take reasonable measures to protect confidential personal information.
This includes conversations with doctors in their offices, hospital registration areas, nursing stations, insurance service call centers and even the offices of human resources representatives.
Your HIPAA Compliant Solution
If you are building, retrofitting or managing a healthcare facility where protecting patient health information is a concern, sound masking can be the best solution to meet your HIPAA privacy requirements — and the most cost-effective safeguard you can include. In addition, speech privacy is considered by many patients and doctors to be critical to patient satisfaction.
Achieving a HIPAA Compliant Solution That Meets HIPAA Guidelines
Bringing your facilities into HIPAA compliance may not require extensive renovations or painful expense. In fact, you may be able to meet privacy standards by applying something as simple as a sound masking system, upgrading ceiling, and walls panels or a combination of multiple solutions depending on your space. No matter what you need to meet HIPAA regulation, Speech Privacy Systems can help you install a long-lasting and cost-effective solution.
The Best In Medical Sound Masking
Speech Privacy Systems has successfully installed HIPAA compliant sound masking systems in a variety of medical settings. Sound masking introduces an obtrusive, ambient background sound into open spaces, and other areas using a variety of technology. Not only do high-quality sound masking systems help you to meet HIPAA regulations, but they also increase patient satisfaction and employee productivity.
HIPAA Compliant Ceiling Panels
Traditionally, acoustics have been a secondary factor in the design of healthcare settings. During construction and even subsequent renovations, drug stores and other medical facilities are often fitted with general-purpose acoustic panels that may not provide sound reduction and attenuation.
Upgrading with artistic, colorful acoustic panels designed to improve the acoustics of such open areas and provide color and energy to your space is an effective first step in bringing a facility closer to meeting the new privacy requirements and contributing to patient recovery times.
Contact Speech Privacy Systems today for a custom quote to get your medical facility HIPAA Compliant.