Health Information Privacy, Security, and Your EHR
If your patients lack trust in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), feeling that the confidentiality and accuracy of their electronic health information is at risk, they may not want to disclose health information to you. Withholding their health information could have life-threatening consequences. To reap the promise of digital health information to achieve better health outcomes, smarter spending, and healthier people, providers and individuals alike must trust that an individual’s health information is private and secure.
Your practice, not your EHR developer, is responsible for taking the steps needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information in your EHR system.