The office manager of the physician practice office where you work has assembled a team to assess the pros and cons of moving from paper-based medical records to computer-based medical records. The office is considered a covered entity under HIPAA regulations. You are a member of that team. After much analysis, the practice has decided to incorporate computer-based medical records.
You have been asked to prepare a brief patient education brochure describeing the benefits of using computer medical records and assuring patients that their medical record will still be private and secure.
- Determine what information must be included in the patient education brochure.
- Draft an outline format by using bullet points for major topics, subtopics, and brief descriptions of needed information.
- Incorporate some information from HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to reassure the patients that the privacy of their information will remain secure.