A health record is a form of communication between internal and external stakeholders in a healthcare environment. Health information management professionals are responsible for managing health records whether in paper, electronic, or hybrid format. Guidelines must be followed in maintaining records, including their storage and destruction, and policies must be evaluated for their compliance with state and federal regulations.
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A. Compare the characteristics of paper, hybrid, and fully electronic health records.
1. Discuss legal issues that may arise when using hybrid records.
B. Evaluate the attached “Cedar Bend Record Policy” to determine if the policy protects health information for record storage and destruction of paper and electronic health records by doing the following:
1. Describe whether the Cedar Bend record policy would comply with a chosen state’s regulations, including your reasoning. Identify a specific state in your response.Note: Refer to the attached “Retention and Destruction of Health Information” to identify your chosen state’s regulations.
2. Describe whether the Cedar Bend record policy would comply with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Note: Refer to the attached “Retention and Destruction of Health Information” supporting document for a summary of the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
C. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
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