Hospital receives award for securing patient data

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, November 2, 2023


Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center recently received the 5 Star HIPAA Security Excellence Award. The award was presented to Ephraim McDowell representatives on October 26 at the 2023 Kentucky REC Annual Conference sponsored by the UK HealthCare Kentucky Regional Extension Center.

The Excellence Award is presented to hospitals that consistently demonstrate excellence in upholding the HIPAA Security Rule, prioritizing the protection of their patient’s health information. With a steadfast dedication to enhancing security compliance, EMRMC conducts annual security risk assessments, promptly addresses identified vulnerabilities, and reinforces safeguards as needed. The compliance team develops, implements, and provides training on new policies and procedures whenever necessary. Collaborating seamlessly, the information technology and compliance teams at EMRMC remain vigilant in monitoring the organization’s existing security measures while actively researching and adopting improved solutions. The commitment to security is deeply ingrained in EMRMC’s culture, evident throughout its extensive network of facilities, encompassing three hospitals and over 40 clinics.

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