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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Data Exchange and Security

There are implicit and explicit mandates to maintain the security and integrity of patient information throughout healthcare law and regulations. HIPAA regulations and MU specifically outline the need for protections built into EHR systems and regular auditing of their use. The disclosure of breaches and potential security risks is mandatory. Users are required to access the minimum amount of information that is necessary for the care and relationship with the patient.

EHR systems comply with these rules through the use of role-based access and system logging. In general, each user type (e.g., physician, nurse, lab technician) has a defined security position within the system and can access only the information that ...

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