Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Many people feel vulnerable when they are sick. Sometimes, they do not want to talk to their healthcare provider about their health or to share too much information with their healthcare provider because they feel that it will be available or shared with others. However, patients who trust their health system to protect their data will likely receive better outcomes because they are more willing to share the details that the provider needs to make an accurate diagnosis and support a treatment plan.
You are working as a medical administrative assistant in a private internal medicine practice. You are charged to work with the office manager and healthcare providers on implementing an electronic health record (EHR).
Describe at least 3 ways in which security measures can be implemented to protect electronic health information.
Describe how you can share this information with your patients to help them understand the safety, privacy, and confidentiality of the electronic health system.
A Primer on the Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality of Electronic Health Records