What are the implications of EHR Integration on RCM
EHR and Billing Processes Integration
Lack of EHR systems procurement knowledge
This is further compounded by the inadequate information of what IT vendors offer you as a healthcare provider.
Violation of Patient Privacy
EHR integration continues to give healthcare providers serious challenges. More so, due to the privacy matters it is meant to address.
Healthcare providers who delay the crucial integration of EHR are essentially courting disaster in the form of risking violation of HIPAA. You can avoid similar violations through the integration of certified EHRs. The integrated EHRs must conform automatically to the protocol for safeguarding users against any common mistakes.
Most EHR systems come with standard features. Fortunately, the government mandates that all EHR IT solutions have features that will enable you to enjoy their intrinsic ability to safeguard your health records from breaches.
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Primary Features of Integrated EHRs
All EHR solutions should have the following integral features to ease the health provider’s heartache.
- ONC-ATCB Certification
- Data Encryption
- Audit Trials
- Password Protection
While evaluating your EHR IT solutions, check to ensure that it is approved by an ONC (Office of National Coordinator) recognized Authorized Testing and Certification Body. When evaluating EHR systems, ATCB checks for;
- Interoperability- the EHR should be able to communicate with other systems.
- Functionality- ability to create and manage health records
- Security- ability to safeguard patient information.
- Lookout capability which prevents unwarranted access into the system containing patient data using wrong login credentials
- Complex and robust password requirements that make the EHRs password difficult to guess
- Validation of password with further security questions
- Additional security layer provided by 2-factor authentication.