Characteristics of Personal Health Records: Findings of the Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force (Report)

Characteristics of Personal Health Records: Findings of the Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force (Report)

INTRODUCTION The idea of connecting medical librarians and quality health information resources with personal health record (PHR) consumers was the rationale behind the formation of the Medical Library Association (MLA)/ National Library of Medicine (NLM) Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force. Among other tasks, the group was charged with identifying key providers of PHRs. […]

The Employees' Quest for Medical Record Privacy Under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Employees’ Quest for Medical Record Privacy Under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was a boon to many workers as it afforded them the opportunity to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid work leave to address serious personal and family medical situations. In order to exercise the right to personal medical leave, however, the FMLA requires an […]

Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Introduction Computerization of nursing documentation is ongoing in large parts of Norwegian health care services. Application of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) will influence how patients experience continuity of care and how nurses can perform safe care (1). Nursing documentation can also be a tool in measuring nursing quality indicators (2) or performance of nursing care […]

The Role of a Clinical Operations Analyst in Implementing a Successful Electronic Medical Record.

The Role of a Clinical Operations Analyst in Implementing a Successful Electronic Medical Record.

Once an organizational decision is made to commit to an electronic medical record (EMR), concerted efforts to develop an effective implementation strategy soon follow. Successful implementation must result in the buy-in and willing participation of the medical staff. Physician executives who have embarked on EMR implementation have encountered at least three types of physicians; the […]

The Electronic Medical Record System: Health Care Marvel Or Morass? (Surfing the Information Technology Wave) (Patient Privacy)

The Electronic Medical Record System: Health Care Marvel Or Morass? (Surfing the Information Technology Wave) (Patient Privacy)

FRONT PAGE STORIES IN THE BOSTON GLOBE (“Computerized Medical Records Put Privacy On Line,” “Attorney General’s Office Examining Privacy Of HMO Files,” and “Patient’s Files Allegedly Used for Obscene Calls” *) have reported that patients of a well known Boston HMO were shocked they had not been informed that the most private details of their […]

Medical Record Coder

Medical Record Coder

The Medical Record Coder Passbook® prepares you for your test by allowing you to take practice exams in the subjects you need to study. It provides hundreds of questions and answers in the areas that will likely be covered on your upcoming exam, including but not limited to: coding/decoding information; medical terminology; name and number checking; office record […]

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Electronic Health Record and Medical Informatics Training for Undergraduate Health Professionals (Report)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Electronic Health Record and Medical Informatics Training for Undergraduate Health Professionals (Report)

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 [1], sets the stage for a fundamental and far-reaching shift in health care practice. Through provisions and financial incentives that promote adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by primary care physicians, creation […]