Meaningful Use Privacy & Security

Certification of an electronic health record system involves specific adherence to regulations and requirements under laws such as HIPAA and the more recent provisions of the HITECH Act. As it is imperative for personal health information to be protected, the Department of Health and Human Services has specifically included encryption as a requirement for certification of EHRs. Further, patients must have accurate and timely access to their individual personal records and their information must remain secure and private. Healthcare organizations will also be held to certain standards of privacy and security best practices and reporting requirements.



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