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Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA

Author: U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Source: Government (U.S.) | U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

Publication Date: July 2016

As more and more health information is digitized with tools like wearables, fitness trackers and even health social media, the need to make sure identifiable health information is private and secure increases. ONC looks at the challenges of protecting this information.

Personal Health Records: Beneficial or Burdensome for Patients and Healthcare Providers?

Author: Lester, Melissa; Boateng, Samuel; Studeny, Jana; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2016


Abstract


Personal health records (PHRs) have been mandated to be made available to patients to provide increased access to medical care information, encourage participation in healthcare decision making, and enable correction of errors within medical records. The purpose of this s....

Consumer Opinions of Health Information Exchange, e-Prescribing, and Personal Health Records

Author: Cochran, Gary L; Lander, Lina; Morien, Marsha; Lomelin, Daniel E; Brittin, Jeri; Reker, Celeste; Klepser, Donald G

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: 2015


Abstract


Background—Consumer satisfaction is a crucial component of health information technology (HIT) utilization, as high satisfaction is expected to increase HIT utilization among providers and to allow consumers to become full participants in their own healthcare management.<....

Diffusion and Use of Tethered Personal Health Records in Primary Care

Author: Vydra, Taylor Pressler ; Cuaresma, Edward; Kretovics, Matthew; Bose-Brill, Seuli

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2015


Abstract


Background: Personal health records (PHRs) enable patients to access their healthcare information in a secure environment, increasing patient engagement in medical care. PHRs can be tethered to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). Tethered PHRs, also known as....

Enabling Consumer and Patient Engagement with Health Information - Retired

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2014

The purpose of this Practice Brief is to understand the relationship between health information management and consumer/patient engagement, and examine how HIM professionals can advance and support engagement. Its focus is on policies and practices that enable the individual’s access to and use of health information.

How Can I Help You? Top 10 Customer Service Tips for HIM Professionals

Author: Aschettino, Lucia; Birnbaum, Cassi L; Crocker, Janice; Grebner, Leah A.; McNicholas, Faith C.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013



Health information management (HIM) best practices state that it is important for HIM professionals to focus not just on the information but also on internal and external customers. Customers have varied, and ever-changing, needs that must be met by HIM professionals. Both internal and ext....

Consumer Health Vocabulary Initiative [external link]

Author: University of Utah. Biomedical Informatics Department

Source: External web site

Publication Date: September 05, 2012

This site, part of NLM's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), connects informal, common words and phrases about health to technical terms used by health care professionals. It includes jargon, slang, ambiguous, and misspelled words as used by consumers and health care professionals. Due to its nature, OAC CHV includes concepts that are not represented by other source vocabularies within the Metathesaurus.

Managing Patient-provided Information in EHRs

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2010


Ensuring correct and complete patient health information is an ongoing challenge for healthcare organizations. Patient-provided health information can help organizations gain a more complete view of a patient's health, and electronic health records (EHRs) provide multiple tools that allow pati....

Family Physician Perceptions of Personal Health Records

Author: Witry, Matthew J.; Doucette, William R.; Daly, Jeanette M.; Levy, Barcey T.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010

Abstract


The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine family practice physician and staff views on the benefits of, barriers to, and use of personal health records (PHRs). Four focus groups were conducted at four family medicine practices in Iowa and included a total of 28 pr....

Using Social Media to Promote the Use of a Personal Health Record (PHR) and the Management of Personal Health Information to Consumers

Author: Dolan, Marsha; Wolter, Julie

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

Definition of Social Media

Social media is the use of electronic and Internet tools for the purpose of sharing and discussing information and experiences with other human beings. When information is shared through the use these tools, conversation and interaction between groups of people....

Healthcare Disparities and the Role of Personal Health Records

Author: Garvin, Jennifer Hornung; Odom-Wesley, Barbara; Rudman, William J.; Stewart, Rachelle S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2009



The Institute of Medicine defines disparities in healthcare as racial or ethnic differences in the quality of healthcare that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs preferences, and appropriateness of intervention.1 Geographic isolation, poverty, lack of trained healthcare....

Linking Medical Librarians and PHRs

Author: Sweet, David A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2009


Medical librarians are a key source of information on healthcare topics. Their role is expanding with the boom in personal health record (PHR) products. In May 2007 Jean Shipman, president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), and Donald Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Me....

Information Therapy: A New Interest for HIM

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2009



HIM professionals involved in patient advocacy and the personal health record will have an interest in information therapy: getting patients the information they need to better manage their health.

Information therapy (Ix) is of interest in health information management, particu....

Testing Health Record Banking

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2009


Washington State’s experiment in consumer-controlled health records has moved into a pilot phase, transforming the health record banking model from theory to testing. In March the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced the launch of three pilot sites that will try out the....

Personal Health Records

Author: AHIMA Library Staff

Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: October 29, 2008


(bibliography last updated October 2008)


----------. "Importance of Personal Health Records (PHRs) Draws Support of American College of Physicians (ACP)." ACP, December 7, 2006. http://www.acponline.org/pressroom/phrs.htm


----------. “Microsoft Launches Heal....

When is the PHR the EHR?

Author: Beach, Joan

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

Introduction

Are you ready to tackle the use of the Personal Health Record (PHR) and its integration into the Legal Health Record? Be prepared to find the point of integration and how to use the information provided by the patient. Learn how the “proxy” relationship impacts th....

PHRs—The Hook to Engage and Inform Consumers?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2008


The Internet, cell phones, and other technologies have forever changed how we communicate and gain access to information. We manage and track our finances and medical and other benefits online. Some are even fortunate enough to be able to communicate with their physicians through secure e-mail....

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