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The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Privacy and Security

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With growing adoption of EMR and EHR systems, the concern with electronic patient records privacy and security is growing. In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability …

With growing adoption of EMR and EHR systems, the concern with electronic patient records privacy and security is growing. In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which created national standards for medical records security. HIPAA laws and regulations set limits on the use and access to medical records and establish a series of EMR privacy safeguards. The American Medical Association (AMA) has also listed some guidelines to ensure EMR safety.

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  • 1. The 2-minute Guide: Electronic MedicalRecord (EMR) Privacy and SecuritySummer  2013Monday, June 3, 13
  • 2. By ensuring strict EMR privacy though securenetworks and patient authentication, EMRsystems can be a more secure way of protectingmedical records compared to paper medicalrecords.Monday, June 3, 13
  • 3. Secure NetworkPatient AccessBenefits of EMR Privacy123Monday, June 3, 13
  • 4. Use a Secure NetworkEncryptionHIPAACompliancy‣ Encryption technologyprotects EMRs whilethey are beingtransferred and ensuresthat only the intendedrecipients are able toview themFirewall‣ All hospital and healthproviders are requiredto have firewalls on theircomputer networks‣ Strong first line ofdefense‣ The Health InsurancePortability andAccountability Act(HIPAA) establishesnational standards formedical records security‣ Set limits on the use andaccess to medicalrecords‣ Establishes EMR privacysafeguardsMonday, June 3, 13
  • 5. Current RegulationsPatient Privileges‣Access- High authentication standards must be met before access isgranted to view patient health record‣Edits- Patients can only add information to their medical recordsas patient notes, instead of physician notes- Patients cannot delete any information from their records toensure that no important health care information or history islostMonday, June 3, 13
  • 6. Strict EMR privacy through secure networks and patientauthentication, EMR can be a more reliable way of protectingpatient health recordsBenefits of EMR Privacy‣Audit Trail- With EMR, practices can record who has accessedeach medical record and when- Audit trail better protects patient privacy- With paper medical records, it is much harder to trackwho has viewed a patient’s fileMonday, June 3, 13
  • 7. Strict EMR privacy through secure networks and patientauthentication, EMR can be a more reliable way of protectingpatient health recordsBenefits of EMR Privacy‣Data Disclosure- Reasons for disclosure range from treatment needsand insurance checks, to employment requirements- With EMR, it is easier to limit data disclosure toessential elementsMonday, June 3, 13
  • 8. MedicalRecords.com works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. MedicalRecords.com is the world’s largest directory ofEMR software vendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is tobetter organize the EMR software market. The company was founded by seasoned technology andhealthcare professionals in 2010 after the passing of The Health Information Technology forEconomic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about the EMR Privacy and Security, please visit us at: http://www.medicalrecords.com/emr-privacy-and-securityHow MedicalRecords.com can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Monday, June 3, 13
  • 9. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: EMR Privacy and Security!Please visit us at MedicalRecords.com for the latest information about EMR. We canhelp connect you to the best EMR companies!Choosing the Right EMRHow MedicalRecords.com can help!Monday, June 3, 13

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