Medical Record Security

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Medical Record Security Medical Record Security Abstract This brief report explores the utilization of computer information systems that support the provision of health services in medical office practices, solo practices, small group practices and other health delivery entities. The implementation of EMR systems permeates through all sectors of an organization i.e. patients, providers, medical students, referring physicians, front desk staff, clerical staff etc... Embracing EMR technology is a daunting task even for those who accredit themselves to be computer savvy individuals. Notions of apprehension and fear of a paperless system is brought to the fore front by those who are deemed to commission the latest and greatest EMR technology. Medical Record Security State laws are specific on the access to patient’s records to only those authorized to do so. A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and well being. The Rule strikes a balance that permits important uses of information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing. What information should be protected, How to deter security as well as how to keep this organization patient’s records safe. By having this knowledge one is already securing the organizations patient’s records. There are a number of threats that affects organizations electronic medical records. These threats come from both internal and external and from both those with malicious and maligned intent. Meaning the potential exists that something needs to be done. The other aspect of technology in health care is electronic medical record, in which patient's charts, lab reports, and even X-ray can

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