Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide

  Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide

 By Rebecca S. Busch, CFE



With the use of electronic healthcare records (EHR) set to transform the healthcare industry, the use of information technology in the maintenance of personal health records poses a range of issues and opportunities for every medical organization. Reflecting the U.S. Government’s goal of achieving widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records to improve quality and efficiency of healthcare while maintaining the levels of security and privacy the consumer expect, Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide expertly walks readers through the elements required for an efficient, well-run healthcare record management system. This timely book details the audit tools necessary for continued internal controls regardless of the systems implemented.

Providing an application readers can adopt as a model, this important book examines the infrastructure of electronic health records and how government criteria will impact both private and public marketplaces. Clearly addressing how auditors, controllers and healthcare providers can keep up with the market’s aggressive move towards an interoperable e-health world, without neglecting clinical and financial accountability in the delivery of healthcare services, this invaluable resource:

Discusses several key market movements on standards, including those by various organizations that make important contributions to e-health initiatives

Reviews initiatives created by the Association of Records Managers and Administrators

Introduces the concept of data and methodology to sort and identify information

Covers the development of analytic tools and audit checklists to ensure appropriate internal controls

Explores what the market is currently offering as well as a comparison on how vendors are contributing to e-health developments and market conflicts

Provides a patient-focused perspective on the personal health record



Product Details: 
Copyright 2008
ISBN 978-0-470-25820-0
Hardcover, 228 pages
John Wiley & Sons Publishing

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Market Background

Chapter 2: Industry Application

Chapter 3: Impact of E-Health on Case Management

Chapter 4: Data in an E-Health Environment

Chapter 5: Algorithms

Chapter 6: Data-Driven Health Decisions in an E-Health Environment

Chapter 7: Analytic Tools and Audit Checklists

Chapter 8: Electronic Health Records

Chapter 9: Healthcare Portfolio

Chapter 10: Conclusions