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
Bringing your facilities into HIPAA compliance may not require extensive renovations or painful expense. In fact, you may be able to meet these 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.
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.
Our EcoPrivacy Acoustic® Panels come in different designs and colors that can surely adapt to the existing design of your facility. The panels are also NRC rated, meaning it can help absorb and block sound from traveling outside the room. It adds energy and beauty to the chosen area and helps treat its acoustics.
Sound Masking USA has successfully installed HIPAA compliant sound masking systems in a variety of medical settings. Our VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System 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.
Contact Sound Masking USA today for a custom quote to get your medical facility HIPAA Compliant.