Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide

By Rebecca S. Busch, CFE

This book’s author is a CFE

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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

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-0-470-25820-0
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Published Copyright 2008
Pages 228
Format Hardcover

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

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