While many organizations use basic video surveillance for physical security, modern solutions like smart security cameras can take it a step further. Smart security cameras can in fact be a powerful tool for protecting PHI according to HIPAA guidelines, especially when combined with integrated access control.
Many HIPAA-compliant organizations wonder how video surveillance fits into their security solution. Security cameras help hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, labs, rehab centers, and other healthcare organizations secure their facilities and protect patients and employees. However, it’s crucial to maintain HIPAA compliance to protect Personal Health Information (PHI) while using a video security solution. In this article, you’ll learn how to use security cameras in a HIPAA-compliant way, and how you can use video surveillance to strengthen overall HIPAA compliance throughout your entire organization.
In a healthcare environment, you need security solutions you can rely on long-term. That's why many hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, labs, rehab centers, and other healthcare facilities are future-proofing their video surveillance systems by moving to the cloud. With cloud video security, you can modernize and future-proof safety by automatically keeping cybersecurity up to date, supporting flexibility and growth with an integration-friendly platform, and by unifying physical security to save time and resources on a daily basis.
In 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $175 billion in relief funds, including to hospitals and other healthcare providers, as part of the CARES Act. For organizations that have received this funding, investing in a new video security solution not only enhances your response to COVID-19 but also improves your overall security for years to come.