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Health Care Information Systems Terms

Define the following terms. Your definitions must be in your own words; do not copy them from the textbook.

After you define each term, describe in 40 to 60 words the health care setting in which each term would be applied. Include at least two research sources to support your position—one from the University Library and the other from the textbook. Cite your sources in the References section consistent with APA guidelines.

|Term |Definition |How It Is Used in Health Care | |Health Insurance Portability and |A federal legislation that was created to |It is used to protect the rights of | |Accountability Act |protect the patients’ health information |patients from being shared with any other | | |from being viewed by any unauthorized |organization or individual who does not | | |individual or company |have written documentation from the | | | |patient. It helps to keep certain people | | | |and companies out of the patients personal | | | |business and if it is violated it can be | | | |very harsh penalties such as fines, | | | |investigations, losing their license, or | | | |all of the above. This act is used in all | | | |areas of health care, employment, and | | | |schools. | |Electronic medical record |A electronic record of health-related |This is a system that is used by more than | | |information on an individual that can be |one clinic are allowed to use and the staff| | |created, gathered, managed, or consulted by|that is there, no outside organization or | | |any authorized clinic or staff within one |individual can get access to those records | | |healthcare organization. |without written consent for the patient or | | | |immediate family. Plus this is protected | | | |under HIPAA. This type of system is used in| | | |hospitals and clinics. | |Electronic health record | An electronic record of health-related |This is a system that is used by more than | | |information on an individual that conforms |one clinic are allowed to use and the staff| | |to nationally recognized interoperability |that is there, no outside organization or | | |standards and that can be created, managed,|individual can get access to those records | | |and consulted by authorized clinicians and |without written consent for the patient or | |...
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