Electronic Health Record Systems, EMR, HIPAA, & HITECH

Electronic Health Record Systems, HIPAA, and HITECHElectronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Record Systems are becoming a big part of medical practices and hospitals today. The ability to transfer patient records safely and securely is providing a way for any doctor to access patient history and records from anywhere in the U.S.

The articles below will provide you with detailed information about Electronic Medical Record systems and the laws that keep patient information safe.

  • History of HIPAA 
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, originally known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Bill, is a set of regulations that became law in 1996.  Learn more about HIPAA- how it was formed, definitions, and regulations within the law, and best practices to ensure you’re in compliance.
  • Cloud or Server-Based Electronic Medical Records System?
    This article explains some of the differences from a cloud-based EMR software, and one that uses an in-house server.  Both have their advantages, but it all depends on what you need and what works best with your current systems and for the workflow of your office.
  • HITECH Requires Increased Security for Tape Rotation 
    The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 is a law that further expanded the security requirements for medical records, and attempt to motivate medical practices to migrate to electronic health records, or EHR’s.  Learn more about how HITECH impacts other storage and backup systems like tape vaulting and offsite record storage.

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