Electronic 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.
- The Basics of Choosing the Right Electronic Health Records Software
When selecting Electronic Health Records Software, there’s certain criteria that must be evaluated and/or considered to ensure that you’re choosing a system that works for your practice. Use the elements and features described in this article to guide you.
- Cloud or Server-Based Electronic Medical Records System?
This article explains some of the differences between 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 the workflow of your office.
- How an EMR System can Save Your Practice
Moving to EMR adds accessibility, efficiency, and cost savings. Find out some of the ways EMR can improve your medical office.
- Why Doctors Are Reluctant to Embrace Electronic Medical Records
There has been some push-back from small medical practices when it comes to converting their paper medical records to an Electronic Medical Records system. Learn more about some of the drawbacks of converting to an EMR in this article.
- 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 attempts 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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