This seminar is designed for medical records directors, nurses, business and office managers, directors of health information systems, hospital administrators, health care providers, social workers, vice presidents, coders and compliance officers.
The increased use of computer technology has made maintaining patient confidentiality more challenging while also promoting better communication. As more healthcare systems become computerized, it is imperative that those individuals who are entering data, disseminating and reviewing health care information understand the laws and regulations governing the electronic medical record and the communications associated with it.
In an age of sophisticated computer expertise, individuals working with computerized health care information should be aware of privacy and security measures which minimize the risk of inaccurate, incomplete or sensitive information being transmitted or disclosed.
Topics to be discussed include:
Technical Issues Relating To Selection Of An EMR System
Federal And State Medical Confidentiality Laws
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
I. Issues Relating To Selection Of An EMR System
A. Management Issues Relating To Electronic Medical Records
B. Hardware And Infrastructure Issues
C. Cost And Value Issues
D. Selection Process For EMR System
E. Cultural Issues Regarding Implementation Of An EMR System
F. Implementation Of An EMR System: Lessons Learned
G. National Trends
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Federal And State Medical Confidentiality Laws
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
II. Federal And State Medical Confidentiality Laws (Continued)
B. Standards For Electronic Transactions (Federal Regulations)
C. Hawaii State Law
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
III. Legal Issues
A. Privilege And Confidentiality
B. Disclosure Of Confidential Information
C. Subpoenas For Electronic Medical Records
D. Search Warrants For Electronic Medical Records
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
III. Legal Issues (Continued)
E. Liability For Negligent Or Intentional Disclosure Of Confidential Medical Records
F. Legal Issues Relating To E-Mail Use In Health Care Transactions
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Audience Questions And Wrap-Up Panel Discussion; Conclusion