Share
Explore BrainMass

pros and cons of moving medical information from paper to a computer based system

Writing a paper on the pros and cons of moving medical information from paper to a computer based system. Need help discussing HIPPA privacy and security rules and how they could impact a transition from paper to the computer based system. Looking for good website and direction to help discuss the pros and cons.

Solution Preview

Let's take a closer look at these laws, which you can consider for your paper.

RESPONSE:

1. Need help discussing HIPPA privacy and security rules and how they could impact a transition from paper to the computer based system.

The Office for Civil Rights enforces both: "the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety." ( http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule, a Federal law, "provides federal protections for personal health information (PHI) held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information." Most people believe that medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and want to know who has this information. Therefore, the Privacy Rule gives people rights over their health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive their health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals' protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. In the transition, the organization must comply with these rules by law as they apply to personal health information, however, "the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes." ...

Solution Summary

This job articulates the pros and cons of moving medical information from paper to a computer based system.

$2.19