For The Record

Author: Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309056977
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When you visit the doctor, information about you may be recorded in an office computer. Your tests may be sent to a laboratory or consulting physician. Relevant information may be transmitted to your health insurer or pharmacy. Your data may be collected by the state government or by an organization that accredits health care or studies medical costs. By making information more readily available to those who need it, greater use of computerized health information can help improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs. Yet health care organizations must find ways to ensure that electronic health information is not improperly divulged. Patient privacy has been an issue since the oath of Hippocrates first called on physicians to "keep silence" on patient matters, and with highly sensitive data--genetic information, HIV test results, psychiatric records--entering patient records, concerns over privacy and security are growing. For the Record responds to the health care industry's need for greater guidance in protecting health information that increasingly flows through the national information infrastructure--from patient to provider, payer, analyst, employer, government agency, medical product manufacturer, and beyond. This book makes practical detailed recommendations for technical and organizational solutions and national-level initiatives. For the Record describes two major types of privacy and security concerns that stem from the availability of health information in electronic form: the increased potential for inappropriate release of information held by individual organizations (whether by those with access to computerized records or those who break into them) and systemic concerns derived from open and widespread sharing of data among various parties. The committee reports on the technological and organizational aspects of security management, including basic principles of security; the effectiveness of technologies for user authentication, access control, and encryption; obstacles and incentives in the adoption of new technologies; and mechanisms for training, monitoring, and enforcement. For the Record reviews the growing interest in electronic medical records; the increasing value of health information to providers, payers, researchers, and administrators; and the current legal and regulatory environment for protecting health data. This information is of immediate interest to policymakers, health policy researchers, patient advocates, professionals in health data management, and other stakeholders.

Introduction To Healthcare Information Technology

Author: Mark Ciampa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133787770
Size: 71.11 MB
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The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a valuable resource for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field by providing the foundation that will help prepare for the CompTIA HIT certificate exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Healthcare Information Security And Privacy

Author: Sean Murphy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071831827
Size: 72.48 MB
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Secure and protect sensitive personal patient healthcare information Written by a healthcare information security and privacy expert, this definitive resource fully addresses security and privacy controls for patient healthcare information. Healthcare Information Security and Privacy introduces you to the realm of healthcare and patient health records with a complete overview of healthcare organization, technology, data, occupations, roles, and third parties. Learn best practices for healthcare information security and privacy with coverage of information governance, risk assessment and management, and incident response. Written for a global audience, this comprehensive guide covers U.S. laws and regulations as well as those within the European Union, Switzerland, and Canada. Healthcare Information and Security and Privacy covers: Healthcare industry Regulatory environment Privacy and security in healthcare Information governance Risk assessment and management

Electronic Healthcare Information Security

Author: Charles A. Shoniregun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038784919X
Size: 35.20 MB
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The adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in healthcare is driven by the need to contain costs while maximizing quality and efficiency. However, ICT adoption for healthcare information management has brought far-reaching effects and implications on the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath, patient privacy and confidentiality. A wave of security breaches have led to pressing calls for opt-in and opt-out provisions where patients are free to choose to or not have their healthcare information collected and recorded within healthcare information systems. Such provisions have negative impact on cost, efficiency and quality of patient care. Thus determined efforts to gain patient trust is increasingly under consideration for enforcement through legislation, standards, national policy frameworks and implementation systems geared towards closing gaps in ICT security frameworks. The ever-increasing healthcare expenditure and pressing demand for improved quality and efficiency in patient care services are driving innovation in healthcare information management. Key among the main innovations is the introduction of new healthcare practice concepts such as shared care, evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, the cradle-to-grave health record and clinical workflow or careflow. Central to these organizational re-engineering innovations is the widespread adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at national and regional levels, which has ushered in computer-based healthcare information management that is centred on the electronic healthcare record (EHR).

Introduction To Information Security

Author: Timothy Shimeall
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 1597499722
Size: 36.97 MB
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Most introductory texts provide a technology-based survey of methods and techniques that leaves the reader without a clear understanding of the interrelationships between methods and techniques. By providing a strategy-based introduction, the reader is given a clear understanding of how to provide overlapping defenses for critical information. This understanding provides a basis for engineering and risk-management decisions in the defense of information. Information security is a rapidly growing field, with a projected need for thousands of professionals within the next decade in the government sector alone. It is also a field that has changed in the last decade from a largely theory-based discipline to an experience-based discipline. This shift in the field has left several of the classic texts with a strongly dated feel. Provides a broad introduction to the methods and techniques in the field of information security Offers a strategy-based view of these tools and techniques, facilitating selection of overlapping methods for in-depth defense of information Provides very current view of the emerging standards of practice in information security

Health Information Management

Author: Margaret A. Skurka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111915121X
Size: 55.20 MB
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The Updated and Extensively Revised Guide to Developing Efficient Health Information Management Systems Health Information Management is the most comprehensive introduction to the study and development of health information management (HIM). Students in all areas of health care gain an unmatched understanding of the entire HIM profession and how it currently relates to the complex and continuously evolving field of health care in the United States. This brand-new Sixth Edition represents the most thorough revision to date of this cornerstone resource. Inside, a group of hand-picked HIM educators and practitioners representing the vanguard of the field provide fundamental guidelines on content and structure, analysis, assessment, and enhanced information. Fully modernized to reflect recent changes in the theory and practice of HIM, this latest edition features all-new illustrative examples and in-depth case studies, along with: Fresh and contemporary examinations of both electronic and print health records, data management, data privacy and security, health informatics and analytics, and coding and classification systems An engaging and user-friendly pedagogy, complete with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, and problems with workable solutions in every chapter Ready-to-use PowerPoint slides for lectures, full lesson plans, and a test bank for turnkey assessments A must-have resource for everyone in health care, Health Information Management, Sixth Edition, puts everything you need at your fingertips.

Information Privacy In The Evolving Healthcare Environment 2nd Edition

Author: Linda Koontz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315303620
Size: 25.52 MB
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Advances in health information technology (health IT) have the potential to improve the quality of healthcare, to increase the availability of health information for treatment, and to implement safeguards that cannot be applied easily or cost-effectively to paper-based health records. However, the digitization of health information is also raising new privacy risks and concerns. Sensitive health information in digital form is more easily aggregated, used, and shared. In addition, the rising cost of healthcare and the search for efficiency may create incentives to use the information in new ways. Research has consistently shown that while the public sees the potential value of health information exchange and technological advancements, it remains gravely concerned about the privacy of their sensitive health information. As a result, it is becoming increasingly clear that ensuring public trust will be critical to the successful implementation of nationwide health information exchange. The purpose of this second edition is two-fold: 1) to educate readers about privacy concepts and 2) highlight key privacy issues facing the nation and the healthcare community as it moves towards electronic health records and health information exchange. The first three chapters are descriptive in nature, defining privacy and distinguishing it from security, defining the complex legal landscape for health information privacy, and setting the stage for the following chapters by describing the current landscape of the evolving healthcare environment. The following chapters discuss specific privacy issues and challenges in detail. The book concludes with a chapter providing a view to the future of healthcare and the association privacy implications. This is an updated version of one of HIMSS’ best-selling books on information privacy.