The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that medical care facilities do everything that they can to protect the privacy of their patients. While it is sometimes necessary to transmit patient information via two-way radio, an open speaker on the receiving end may allow this information to be overheard in violation of the regulation.
When managing a facility that is required to meet HIPPA rules, consider the following types of employees may have radios that need discreet communications:
- Physical therapists
- Admissions directors
- Rehabilitation staff
- Event coordinators
- Physician assistants
- Dietary Professionals
- Security, maintenance, housekeeping
- Business office
PRYME Radio Products offers many audio accessory solutions that can help keep two-way radio transmissions private between authorized personnel; the use of an earphone minimizes the chance that your patient's private information will be overheard. Our healthcare-specific communications products are built to the highest quality standards to ensure clear and reliable communications when you need it most.