Problems And Risks Of Electronic Health Records Essay

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M8A1 Short Paper: Electronic Health Records In this assignment, you learn to identify and analyze the benefits, risks, and compliance issues associated with the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in health care organizations of varying sizes. In your textbook, read Case 7C, Part 7: Information Security Governance and Regulatory Compliance. Answer the three discussion questions at the end of the section "Information Sharing in Collaboration: Security and Privacy Threats." Discussion Questions 1. Discuss the benefits and risks of Electronic Health Records compared to paper-based records for UWM. The UWM is a moderate sized organization with sixty clinics and over one thousand primary care physicians (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). It has been listed among the top fifty of the country’s major medical centers and has one of the top ten most innovative facilities in health care in the nation (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). Having proceeds of almost one billion dollars, this independent and nonprofit organization has over 5,000 full-time employees and has integrated multispecialty medical centers providing clinical and hospital care with research and education (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). With UWM having seen huge advances in medical technology that improve on diagnoses, but its information technology systems have not kept up with the technology(Whitman & Mattord, 2010). The assumption of regulatory requirements of HIPPA creates more documentation and reporting that entails the
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