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Patient Health Information: The Secure Infrastructure of Astron EHS


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Patient Health Information: The Secure Infrastructure of Astron EHS

Maintaining the privacy and security of patient health information is a shared responsibility. A medical and dental billing company, collects and handles patient’s personal information and health insurance details as part of revenue cycle management in healthcare. How the company uses and discloses this information is regulated by The Privacy Law.



The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) implemented the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. It is a law that lists the standards, regulations and legislations of protecting sensitive patient health information. Not only Covered Entities (CEs), but even Business Associates (Bas) such as those who handle claims, billing, accounts receivables etc. must maintain strict compliance of this law.


Astron EHS is a business associate and we are cognizant of our role in this colossal responsibility.


We understand the need


Today technology is an important part of healthcare. ‘Electronic’ patient health information is a target of IT incidents and hackers. Data breaches can cost millions. And it is in the interest of healthcare businesses to ensure data safety not just for their clients but employees as well.


It is critical to actively take measures for ensuring and tightening security and privacy.



What information is to be protected?


The Privacy Rule calls for the following information to be considered as Protected Health Information (PHI):



Steps Undertaken at Astron EHS to Ensure Secure Infrastructure


Definitive steps that ensure strict HIPAA compliance and an overall sensitivity towards handling of patient health information is at the core of our company. Apart from keeping ourselves and the entire team updated on any changes made in HIPAA, here’s what we do to ensure the highest standards of security and confidentiality:








We understand our responsibility towards protecting your patient health information. Apart from the numerous measures listed above, we are constantly engaged in discovering more ways to stay one step ahead in ensuring privacy.


Get in touch with us for secure and efficient revenue cycle management services!