please due in APA format 2 half page 2 references 1from walden library:
Hoffman S. & Podgurski A. (2011). Meaningful use and certification of health information technology: What about safety? Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 39(3) 425436.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article stresses the necessity of sufficient safeguards for EHR systems. The author explores current safety regulations for EHR system design and deployment. The author makes additional recommendations for protecting public health in the digital area.
Discussion: Security of Health Care Records
With the increase of health information technology used to store and access patient information the likelihood of security breaches has also risen. In fact according to theCanadian Medical Association Journal(CMAJ):
In the United States there was a whopping 97% increase in the number of health records breached from 2010 to 2011 The number of patient records accessed in each breach has also increased substantially from 26968 (in 2010) to 49394 (in 2011). Since August 2009 when the US government regulated that any breach affecting more than 500 patients be publicly disclosed a total of 385 breaches involving more than 19 million records have been reported to the Department of Health and Human Services.
A large portion of those breaches 39% occurred because of a lost stolen or otherwise compromised portable electronic devicea problem that will likely only get worse as iPads smartphones and other gadgets become more common in hospitals. (CMAJ 2012 p. E215).
Consider your own experiences. Does your organization use portable electronic devices? What safeguards are in place to ensure the security of data and patient information? For this Discussion you consider ethical and security issues surrounding the protection of digital health information.