Essay on Mis Implications for Hipaa

773 WordsJun 23, 20134 Pages
Abstract This paper will cover the topic of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and the relationship it has with Management Information Systems (MIS). We will look at some of the rules and regulations that are required in maintaining health information systems as well as some of the benefits that it can provide for patients. We will also examine how MIS is helping to enforce HIPPA and regulate where, when, and how information is stored, accessed, and shared. Through a thorough review of the HIPPA policies that were first put in place in 2003 and the impact they have on healthcare MIS today. MIS Implications for HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and…show more content…
There were very few safeguards that could be applied to paper files in comparison to digital. With digital health records not only does it allow for a more accurate charting of patient information but it also provides many extra levels of security. To access a file on a health care network you must be an authorized user. Automated systems keep a log of who accesses files and what they do with the files. If you print something from the file, add documents to the file or open existing documents there is a record. Not only does it record this information but it also crosschecks the records you access to see if you have reason to be in the files. With all these safeguards in place it makes for more secure records in clinical use. There are very real concerns however when it comes to data mining. Due to everything being digital it is very easy to pull information for research and statistics. HIPPA is very important in the regulation of what information can be used and how it can be used. HIPPA requires all identifying markers be removed for use of medical records in research efforts. (Cooper & Collman, 2005) Now, let’s take a look at how MIS is helping to comply with HIPPA by giving patients access to review and correct mistakes in their health care records. Having digital files not only makes the retrieval of a complete record much easier, but it can also allow for systems to be set up so that
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