Older people home care through electronic health records: functions, data elements and security needs

Rangraz-Jeddi, F. and Akbari, H. and Rasoli, S. (2016) Older people home care through electronic health records: functions, data elements and security needs. Contemporary Nurse, 52 (2-3). pp. 352-365.

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Abstract

Background: The issue of home care for older people is concerned with availability of information. Aim: To compare delivery of electronic health record (EHR) in home care for older people. Methods: An applied-comparative library study was conducted in 2015. The study population included Canada, Australia, England, Denmark and Taiwan. Data were extracted from literature related to EHR on home care and older people. Results: The main functions included collection, documentation of lab and imaging results. Common data elements were demographic information, prescriptions and nursing observations. Security needs were identified according to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act, enacted in Canada and the Privacy Act 1988 in Australia. Conclusions: The basic functions of EHR are determined as collection, documentation and retrieval of information. It is recommended that legislation protects access to information on personal health and implementation of a national unique identifier applicable to shared data. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: access to information; Australia; Canada; common data elements; Denmark; electronic health record; England; home care; human; imaging; information retrieval; law; prescription; privacy; Taiwan
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management & Health Information Technology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 20:33
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 17:08
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/145

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