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Thoughts on the future of Health Information and Patient records

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Over the last decade, the evolution towards the electronic patient record shows that, over time, documentation habits change either through regulations and standards or through user/client preferences. This is a slow but sure process, that we see in action today, even with all the challenges that face standardization and implementation of regulations. Until a decade back, there were few regulations and standards that MTs and their employers had to meet. However, Patient and Practitioner concerns over privacy and data security in our age of Information Technology soon led to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Several observers felt that HIPAA would not have an effect on the medical transcription industry, due to the sheer magnitude of adherence to process and focus on data security and integrity that is required for the implementation of HIPAA industry-wide. Some Transcription Service Providers were concerned a few years back that the majority of the ... Read entire post