2.) legal protection for those who provide care for the patient.
3.) Statistical info. that is helpful to researchers.
4.) financial reimbursement
2.) electronic medical records
2.) reduced staffing needs
3.) fewer medical errors
4.) faster retrieval of information
5.) enormous technologic capabilities
2.) staff training
3.) staff acceptance
4.) space and storage issues
2.) Assist manufacturer’s in determining side effects of drugs
3.) It provided statistical info about primary and secondary diagnoses
4.) It helps the medical facility plan for future needs and capital equipment
2.) Patients are able to make informed choices on how their personal health info is used.
3.) Safeguards are established that health providers make sure to protect the privacy and health info.
4.) Violators are held accountable and face both civil and criminal penalties if a patient’s privacy rights are compromised.
5.) Protects public health by striking a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of personal health info.
the right to have access to view, copy, and obtain a copy of their personal health info.
the right to restrict certain parts of uses of their PHI
the right to request that communications from the facility be kept confidential
the right to ask the facility to amend the PHI
The right to receive notice of all disclosures of their PHI
2.) Helps to ensure continuity of care b/w providers so that no lapse in treatment occurs.
3.) The record serves as indication and proof in court that certain procedures and treatments were performed on the patient. (therefore it can be excellent legal support if it is well maintained and accurate)
4.) Aid researches in statistical info.
2.) The documents are released- their are ready to be filed b/c they have been reviewed or read some type of mark has been placed on the document to indicate this.
3.) The documents are indexed, which involves deciding where each document should be filed coding it with some type of mark on the paper indicating that decision.
4.) Sorting involves placing the files on in filing sequence.
5.) The actual filing and sorting of the documents is the last step.
physician can access hospital records on his or her patients, even if he or she was not an attending physician.
lab reports can be viewed on smart phones or pda’s w/o having to be mailed or faxed to the office
2.) Reliability- means that the info can be counted on to be accurate and that medical decisions can be based on it.
3.) Completeness- means that the info is available in its entirety.
4.) Recognizability- means the data can be understood by users.
5.) timeliness- means the information is the latest available to the provider about a patient or treatment.
6.) Relevance- the usefulness of the health data
7.) Accessibility- means the information is easily available to the provider
8.) Security-involves efforts to keep unauthorized people from accessing the data.
9.) Legibility- refers to the correctness of the info. and it’s authentication by the healthcare provider.
Misuse-reflects errors, such as laboratory errors are misdiagnoses.
Variations in services -means that in different parts of the country, individuals use services in different ways , which can influence the quality of care overall in the United States.
the duties of the provider to protect health info.
The patient’s rights regarding PHI
how complaints can be filed if patients believe their privacy has been violated
whom to contact at the facility for more info.
the effective date of the Notice of Privacy Practices