What is a Personal Health record

What is a Personal Health record

Assignment: Policy on PMR’s in the Health Record

Class: Health Data Management

Assignment: Policy on PMR’s in the Health Record

Note: This is a Work Policy and Procedure not a paper. Please see Sample Policy and Procedure on Attachment file and additional information.

The use of Personal Health Records by patients continues to grow. Healthcare organizations are needing to develop policies on how to best leverage the use of this information for patient care in the continuum of care, this can include specific Personal Health Records maintained through an electronic system or can be actual records from other healthcare providers.

Select policies, procedures and guidelines provided for you below or may research policies, guidelines and standards on your own to use as a benchmark. Review your selected policies, procedures and guidelines and select the information after comparing those resources that you will include in your policy and write your policy on Personal Health Records.

Your policy should be sure to address the following:

What is a Personal Health record,
Is the PHR a part of the legal health record of your organization
How can it be used by patients, providers and organizations
What are the privacy, security and confidentiality issues
What are the management of information and ownership issues
What are the maintenance issues relating to PHR
One source you may want to consider is A Report Recommendation from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Personal Health Records and Personal Health Record Systems.

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The completed typed policy should be 1-3 pages. If you use a source for the policy, state the source at the end of the policy under a heading titled references which must be in APA format with In-text citations.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates. Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.

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