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The Impact of HIPAA on the development of Electronic Medical Record Systems

Hari Ramachandran, UCA Computer systems Inc;Sridhar Obilisetty -- President & CEO, Vianeta Communications; Sanjay Bajaj - Executive Vice President,Vianeta Communications

Presented at ASIST 2003 Annual Meeting -- Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back (ASIST AM 03 2003), Westin Long Beach, Long Beach, California, October 20 - 23, 2003


HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 states that all healthcare providers must ensure the protection of patient privacy with HIPAA compliance required by April 14, 2003.

The other key provision of HIPAA is portability of information and patient access. Compliance with this act may prove a major challenge due to the lack of standardization in existing systems across the industry.

This panel will review the impact of the HIPAA compliance on the development of Hospital Information Systems and the ongoing challenges associated with the development of Electronic Medical Records Systems. The topics will include:

Guidelines for EMR System Selection Process with HIPAA in mind

General Issues Interpretation and Integration of HIPAA Rules Integrated Policies and Procedures Staffing Issues Employee Training

Solutions for implementing a HIPAA compliant EMR

A case study of the implementation of a EMR system using VIANETA technology will be presented.

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