Privacy Officer's Roundtable

Printing from Home

  • 1.  Printing from Home

    Posted 10-16-2020 08:51 AM
    Hello,

    I am looking for information on whether other organizations allow printing to occur from home. My specific question surrounds allowing providers the print option to the EHR. Specific questions – Do other organizations allow providers to print from home? Does everyone have specific policies in place? (Possibly encompassed in a work from home policy?) What audit controls in place? Do you supply shredders, company printers, or file cabinets?

    Any and all information is greatly appreciated. We currently do not allow offsite printing but our virtual environment is posing problems so I want to understand how other organizations are handling. We are primarily behavioral health with a large substance use program, and have primary care and dental.

    Thank you so much!

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    Brenda Fuller
    Vice President of HIM & Support Services
    Compass Health
    Marshfield,MS
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  • 2.  RE: Printing from Home

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi Brenda,

    Sorry for the delayed reply.

    We don't allow printing of sensitive data at home. If people need to print anything with sensitive data, they can queue to be printed when they arrive on site or can be retrieved by the designated admin asst. We have things set so that people can put a code in the print commands for later retrieval from the printer.

    Kindly,

    Carolyn


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    Carolyn Price
    Internal Policy Coord
    CocoKids
    Concord,CA
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