The use of electronic health records or EHRs has really transformed our healthcare landscape a lot. It is now possible to get the best treatment regardless of which hospital or medical institution you choose to visit. You can simply grant access to your medical history, which is stored in the cloud, and your doctor will have all the information needed to make sound medical decisions. While the system is designed to be very secure thanks to standards such as HIPAA, it is still necessary to know how to protect your electronic medical records.
According to studies complied by the University of Cincinnati and its MHA online department, a strong password that only you know is the first key to protecting your EHRs. Be sure to release your medical information only to those who have the rights – and expertise – to see them.
Other tips on how to protect your EHRs can be found in the complete Healthcare Legal Policies and Ethics Overview infographic by the University of Cincinnati.