Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide



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

ISBN 978-0-470-25820-0
Hardcover, 228 PAGES

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