Documentation: Electronic Medical Records Federal Regulations


Documentation of patient care using electronic medical records (EMR) has become method preferred by many healthcare organizations and is both encouraged and mandated by the federal government. This program provides the nurse with an understanding of EMRs advantages that can be of benefit, and potential disadvantages that must be avoided and addressed. In addition it will provide an overview of the impact of federal mandates such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act on EMR.


After completing this course, the viewer should be able to:
  • Describe at least four advantages provided by EMR
  • Describe the Joint Commissions recommendations for the use of scribes
  • Describe strategies to prevent breaches of patient confidentiality.
  • Describe some changes to HIPAA that occurred with passage of the HITECH Act
This program also includes a workbook that can be ordered separately.

 This program has been designated for 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credits.
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED437
Media: DVD
Year: 2013
Duration: 21:36 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Legal Aspects of Nursing
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