HCS/483 Healthcare Information Systems - Week 1
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Define the following terms. Your definitions must be in your own words; do not copy them from the textbook.
After you have defined each term in your own words, describe in at least 50 words the health care setting in which each term would be applied. Utilize a minimum of two research sources to support your claims—one from the University Library and the other from the textbook. Be sure to cite your sources in the References section consistent with APA guidelines.
This assignment is due Week One.
1. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Definition: The federal legislation that includes provisions to protect patients’ health information from unauthorized disclosures
How Used in Healthcare
Any past current or future information about a patient and their medical conditions or treatment received are protected under this law. This includes sending and receiving electronic data between dr. offices. Information of this type is need to know only for physicians and nurses who are in direct care of the patient.
2. Electronic medical record
Definition An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be managed clinicians and staff within one healthcare organization
How Used in Healthcare Generally this is the records kept by the individuals PCP or Primary Care Provider, the physician’s office of their everyday doctor/hospital.
3. Electronic health record
Definition A record of health related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed, and consulted
References: Wager, K. A., Lee, F. W., & Glaser, J. P. (2009). Health care information systems, a practical approach for health care management. (2nd ed.). Jossey-Bass Inc Pub.