EHR Best Practices Workshop
NIH’s National Library of Medicine Workshop on Long-term Preservation and Management of Electronic Health Records
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From: Corn, Milton (NIH/NLM)
Subject: NIH/NLM Workshop on Long-term Preservation and Management of Electronic Health Records
What are today’s best practices for preserving and managing electronic health records (EHRs) over the long-term, and what improvements in capabilities are needed?
Information technology experts, policy makers, and representatives of healthcare organizations will convene on April 5-6, 2011, in Bethesda, Md., to survey current approaches to preserving EHRs and then to chart steps towards ensuring that this valuable digital information is managed over the long term to the full benefit of patients, physicians, researchers, and others.
To be held at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Workshop on Long-term Preservation and Management of Electronic Health Records aims to sharpen the focus and accelerate the pace of efforts to meet one of the key challenges in implementing a national health information network.
Key questions include: What information should be retained and for how long? What is the most effective way to adjust to obsolescence of hardware and software and to accommodate new technology? What privacy needs must be addressed and what legal requirements exist? What is the most efficient and practical way to verify the quality of archived patient information? Are existing methods of version control sufficient for ensuring that data are up-to-date, accurate, and complete? How do record preservation and management requirements differ between patients and other potential users of health data, such as researchers or insurers?
We have assembled an excellent group of policy leaders and technical experts to discuss these important issues and to guide breakout sessions. I and the other co-chairs of this important workshop encourage you to attend and to contribute your ideas and insights.
To learn more about the workshop (free and open to public) and to register go to: http://ddpehr.nist.gov
Milton Corn, M.D.
Deputy Director for Research and Education
Acting Director, Office of Health Information Programs and Development
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
This was originally posted at HIPAA 411, a LinkedIn discussion group.
Posted on March 16, 2011, in Education and Training, EMR/EHR, News and tagged EHR, electronic health record, electronic medical record, EMR, HIPAA, National Library of Medicine, NIH. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.