Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar covers basic perspectives and reviews models of state-mandated record-keeping laws in professional regulation with an emphasis on the health care professions.
This course also covers the difference in government regulation and private requirements for record-keeping. While many people work in a health care setting, licensed professionals constitute a significant number- this includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory care therapists and others.
Each profession has differing requirements for record-keeping. Differing and even conflicting sources of requirements exist for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner.Special rules now exist regarding the confidentiality, security, retention and disposition of electronic medical records.
Differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security and disposition will be examined.
Government legal requirements for records content and retention are contrasted with private requirements, such as those required by private insurance companies for malpractice insurance for individual health care practitioners.
Finally, what happens to medical records when the health care practitioner leaves the practice or dies? An innovative and new concept in this webinar will show you how to set up a records retention and transfer for the safe and secure handling of patient medical records- either through a group practice or individual practitioner- when an individual health care practitioner leaves the practice, is injured or ill or dies.
Why should you Attend: Individual health care practitioners in private practice and medical records directors at health care facilities may be confused on how long to retain medical records in a complex health services environment with many different health care practitioners.
If or when a length of time is established, the practitioners and directors need to know whether and how to dispose of medical records. For example, does having digital records require records to be kept indefinitely or does it simply allow it? Even if you can keep a medical record indefinitely in an electronic format, is it wise to do so?
There are differing and conflicting sources of requirements for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner. Attendees will review special rules existing regarding the confidentiality, security, retention and disposition of electronic medical records.
Attendees to this webinar will learn to identify and apply these differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security and disposition.
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