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Dr. Colin Kerr
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Electronic Health Records (Overview)

Electronic health records are computerized systems for storing patient information in a hospital or clinic.


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Has anyone hacked into electronic health records?

Has anyone hacked into electronic health records?

Yes.: Anything stored in an electronic format is "hackable". No system is 100% secure. That goes the same for other sensitive systems like bank records, federal records, etc. There are different levels of security though. Communicating with your doctor through gmail is not as secure as something that is hippa compliant. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
327 doctors shared insights

Electronic Health Records (Overview)

Electronic health records are computerized systems for storing patient information in a hospital or clinic.


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Electronic health records should be free to us shouldnt they?

Electronic health records should be free to us shouldnt they?

They will be.: At some point, the industry will mature to the point where most ehrs will have some sort of patient portal where you can access and view all your medical records through the web. That being said, for legal reasons the storage of your medical records ultimately falls on your doctor. If they're the one recording the info, they need to take responsibility for it. ...Read more

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What are doctors chaning to electronic health records?

Govt regulations: Cms guidelines-hospitals and offices are to adopt emr. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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What are rules for destroying paper and electronic health records?

What are rules for destroying paper and electronic health records?

Depends: Active files have no expiration date but can be thinned for convenience. Generally files over 7 years old with no clinic visits can be backfiled or destroyed. There are no rules regarding electronic medical records since there is no space issue at work. I am sure some will be issued with time as the storage space on servers starts to become full. ...Read more

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Are electronic health records more dangerous or less dangerous than paper?

Are electronic health records more dangerous or less dangerous than paper?

? Definition: In what sense? I guess from a privacy standpoint they may be. Safety wise, much better. However, ehr's will only be as good, efficient and accurate as those who put the information into them... ...Read more

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Will medical care change with the implementation of electronic health records?

It will benefit you: Some health workers don't like electronic records, but they benefit patients. You can get electronic copies of your records. Is a law, and your right, although they can charge for this. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/medicalrecords.html. Electronic records also can remind doctors to do things that need to get done. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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What are the regulations for destroying paper and electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. ...Read more