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Electronic Medical Records: Implications of HIPAA for Selecting and Implementing an EMR Todd Frech Senior Partner www.ociusmedinfo.com System Selection No system is HIPAA compliant Evaluate vendors on software as well their ability to support your organization’s compliance efforts

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Electronic Medical Records: Implications of HIPAA for Selecting and Implementing an EMR

Todd Frech

Senior Partner

www.ociusmedinfo.com


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System Selection Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • No system is HIPAA compliant

  • Evaluate vendors on software as well their ability to support your organization’s compliance efforts

  • Include a HIPAA timeline in the contract

  • Chain of Trust Agreement

  • Review vendor implementation documentation


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General Issues Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • Interpretation and integration of new regulations

  • Developing new integrated policies and procedures

  • Staffing issues

  • Employee training


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Interpretation and Integration Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • HIPAA constant delay has caused many organization to delay their compliance projects

  • Privacy and Security regulations will require new organizational behaviors

  • Many organizations are appointing their legal departments to lead compliance efforts


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Integrated Policies and Procedures Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • Rules will require a significant number of new polices and procedures

  • The integration requirements will be a significant impact on staffing

  • New polices will impact all aspects of the organization

  • Polices and Procedures will need to be integrated with system operation


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Staffing Issues Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • Implementation project plans will expand

    • New policies and procedures

    • More complex training programs

    • Compliance programs

  • HCO resources will be spread across many HIPAA projects


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Employee Training Selecting and Implementing an EMR

  • All employees will need training

  • System training will need to integrate new polices and procedures

  • New methods of training will be required


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Solutions Selecting and Implementing an EMR


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