Privacy of Health Records in the United States: Health Information Privacy in the Correctional Setting In the U.S. correctional setting for example, there is limited use of EHRs and electronic health information exchanges. Goldstein (2014) states that one study established that there is very little exchange of electronic information between systems, community providers, and correctional facilities. Furthermore, the absence of electronic exchanges implies that there lacks appropriate security and privacy policies that must be established to fully enjoy the benefits of EHRs.
The advent of technology both eased the handling of patients' health records by health practitioners and elevated the importance of health information privacy in all health care facilities. According to Goldstein (2014), electronic health records (EHRs) are important in the delivery of patient centered medical care, improving the quality of care offered to patients, and reducing health disparities and medical errors. Compared to paper records, electronic records receive information from multiple providers and allow for the tracking of the patient's health throughout their life, which facilitates the access and sharing of health information for a variety of healthcare providers (Grady, 2012).
While majority of healthcare facilities are enjoying the benefits of electronic health records, some are yet to adopt the use of ...
It is important to adopt health information technology, while at the same time adhering to health information privacy rules particularly due to the large number of correctional setting in the U.S. And the large number of Americans affected. For instance, in 2008, approximately 2.3 million people were inmates in a given day; and during the months ending June 2012, there was a midyear inmate population of 744,524, with more than 11 million people being admitted to jail (Goldstein). It is imperative for correctional facilities to adopt EHRs in order to handle all of the patient's records effectively; and at the same time adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that sets the national standards for the protection of health information.
The limited use of health information technology makes it hard for health facilitators to access and maintain accurate records, which affects the overall health of the inmates. This is disadvantageous to the patients who have to live with chronic illnesses, infectious diseases, and psychiatric disorders because they are in close contact, and they age by the day. It is also disadvantageous to doctors who have to rely…
In the U.S. correctional setting for example, there is limited use of EHRs and electronic health information exchanges. Goldstein (2014) states that one study established that there is very little exchange of electronic information between systems, community providers, and correctional facilities. Furthermore, the absence of electronic exchanges implies that there lacks appropriate security and privacy policies that must be established to fully enjoy the benefits of EHRs.
These stakeholders are also vital in the promotion of the application of standards-based technology. This is critical as it enhances the safety and security of the citizens as they pursue low-cost health care services and products within the context of the United States. The federal and state governments have also been influential in the development and implementation of policies towards addressing security and privacy issues in relation to the utilization
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