The nation is entering a new era of health care where patients and doctors can use electronic health records to improve health and the way health care is delivered in this country.
Electronic health records make it possible for you and your doctors to better manage your care through secure use and sharing of health information. With electronic health records, doctors can have:
Electronic health records also allow you to experience more convenient care. For example, you won’t likely have to spend time filling out or answering the same questions about your health every time you visit the doctor or hospital, and you will be notified when you or your child needs preventive care such as vaccinations.
About Privacy and Security
Privacy and security are vital to a successful switch to electronic health records. People’s health information is protected under a law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This law:
One security feature of electronic health records is that they include an audit trail that shows who has looked at them. The government is continuing to develop rules about the privacy and security of personal health information.
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Communities across the nation face significant hurdles offering quality medical care when a hospital or medical center is not nearby. Providers often struggle to obtain even basic medical information on their patients because paper documents are not complete, primary physicians are in another town, or patients simply don't remember. Discover how rural health clinics in Shelby County, Tennessee, are using Health Information Exchange to ensure they have the right information at the right place at the right time for the right patient...with tangible results.
Adopting Electronic Health Records: Patient Centered Medical Home
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