ELECTRONIC, UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE, LIFELONG RESOURCE OF HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDED BY INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE HEALTH DECISIONS. PATIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO OWN AND MANAGE THE INFORMATION. MAINTAINED IN A SECURE AND PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT, WITH THE PATIENT DETERMINING RIGHTS OF ACCESS. initiated and maintained by an individual. owned by individual. may be paper or electronic. a compilation of information obtained from healthcare providers as well as through personal discovery. they are not created by or for the healthcare organization, therefore they are not legal health records. tool for collecting, tracking, and sharing important, up-to-date information on the patient's medical history. information controlled by the patient and includes allergies, diagnoses, medications, and social and family history.important because it will link health information from all of the patient's care providers into one central location which will help to improve the overall quality of the care provided. can improve communications between providers. tool for collecting, tracking, and sharing important, up-to-date information on patient's medical history. specializes in standards for clinical and administrative data. mission is to provide standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer.
transfers demographic data, orders, test results, history and physical results.
allows patient care information to be shared across computers while not changing the meaning of the information in the process. ONE OF IT'S STANDARDS IS THE CDA. Utilizes industry experts to advise and participate in the development of the standards. in addition to messaging standards, it creates standards.
FOR EHR, THIS PROVIDES THE STANDARD PROTOCOLS TO WHICH EHR VENDORS SHOULD WRITE THEIR APPLICATIONS SO THAT, IN FACT, MEDICAL RECORD NUMBER AND DATE OF BIRTH ARE DISTINGUISHABLE.
*FAMILY OF STANDARDS THAT AID THE EXCHANGE OF DATA AMONG HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, PHYSICIAN PRACTICES AND OTHER TYPES OF PROVIDER SYSTEMS.