ONC Posts EHR Privacy and Security Guide

The Office of the National Coordinator has posted an electronic health records (EHRs) Privacy and Security containing valuable information about privacy and security in using electronic health records. The guide is designed to help healthcare practitioners, staff, and other professionals better understand the important role privacy and security play in the use of EHR and Meaningful Use. The guide includes sections addressing Privacy & Security and Meaningful Use, Security Risk Analysis and Management Tips, Working with EHR and Health IT Vendors, A Privacy & Security 10-Step Plan, and Health IT Privacy and Security Resources. The guide may be viewed by clicking here.