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Electronic health records

  1. 1. Electronic Health RecordsJocelyn GarciaUniversity of PhoenixHCS/483Week 2November 1, 2012
  2. 2. Outline What is Electronic Health Records Effects of the new technology considerations Adopting EHRs privacy and security implications HIPPA Privacy and Security Rules description Explain if HIPPA applies to the new technology
  3. 3. Health Care Information SystemImplementing EHRHealth care data & info = health care information system Electronic Health Record- records relating to health information that can becreated, managed, and consulted by authorized health providers across more than onehealthcare organizationBenefits improve quality, outcomes, and safety Improve efficiency, productivity, and cost reduction Improve service and satisfactionCore functions Medical & nursing health info & data transferable electronic Manage all types of results ( ex. lab tests) Order entry & support primarily for ordering medications (CPOE) Decision support provides guidance for decisions (CDSS or ADSS)
  4. 4. Effect of technology on Health Care Decision support system (CDSS or ADSS) computerized intelligence systemsthat provide guidance and decisions as a clinical computer assistantdiagnosing. Information Systems- Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), ElectronicMedical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Personal Health Record(PHI). Electronic communication and connectivity (Email, web messaging, andtelemedicine) facilitates communicating effectively with other care giversand the patient. Telehealth – patient support that includes patient education, materials, andhome monitoring Health Information Exchange (HIE)- future of EHR SYSTEM is theadministration process and the management of reporting population health.
  5. 5. Privacy and Security implications on EHRsProtected health informationStaff members, employees and volunteers must follow federal and state laws toprotect the patients privacy How to use PHI- treatment, payment, healthcare operations, special uses Disclosing PHI to Others- required or permitted by law Privacy Rights- Under the federal laws requirement, privacy programs the patients have specificrights Privacy Duties- Federal health information privacy rules requires to provide a notice to thepatient of privacy practices. Other Information or Complains- are handled by the Health and Human Services
  6. 6. HIPPA Privacy and Security Rules Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) establish rules foraccess, authentication, storage, editing, and transmitting electronic medical records. Standards are more strict on electronic records than paper records Protects health information Covered entities Privacy Policies and Procedures. A covered entity must develop and implement written privacy policies andprocedures that are consistent with the Privacy Rule Protects health information Privacy Rule preempted by the federal requirements if States are contrary reports diseases or injury, child abuse, birth, or death Reports public health surveillance, investigation, or intervention requires certain health plans for management or financial audits And more…"individually identifiable health information that is held or transmitted by a covered entity or its businessassociate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this informationprotected health information”(12 45 C.F.R. § 160.103).
  7. 7. Conclusion With the technology of EHR, health care organizations can improvequality, outcomes, safety, efficiency, productivity, service, satisfaction and lower BUDGET. With the large consumer demands EHR allows health care organizations to treat and care for apatient faster with any health provider. Personal health records are private and should remain private! with the appropriate privacyrules of HIPPA and implementing those rules can reduce legal issues.In conclusionYES, HIPPA does apply to EHR.
  8. 8. References U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: OCR Privacy brief; summary of the HIPPAPrivacy Rules. Retrieved on October 30, 2012 from UHS: Protecting your Privacy; Protecting your Health Information. Retrieved on October31, 2012 from Wager, K. A., Lee, F. W., & Glaser, J. P. (2009). Health care information systems: Apractical approach for health care management (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.