The No-Hassle Guide to EHR Policies, 2nd Edition

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The No-Hassle Guide to EHR Policies, 2nd Edition

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Update your EHR policies for meaningful use

This second edition from EHR expert Margret Amatayakul provides the tools you need to develop effective HIPAA-compliant EHR policies that reinforce meaningful use. You’ll receive sample policies on issues of meaningful use, security, record retention, documentation, release of information, liability, and workflow. All of the policies can be downloaded and tailored to your specific needs.

This book will help you with:

  • Providing policies and guidance for all aspects of EHR, including:
    • Understanding meaningful use incentives
    • Improving patient care 
    • Ensuring privacy and security protection
  • Addresses real-life daily challenges from the field
  • Puts policies into context for the user


Policies in the second edition have been updated to reflect meaningful use criteria and other HITECH requirements. Included are four new policies on:

  • Clinician reminder
  • Standing orders
  • Use of alerts
  • Accepting restrictions requested by individuals


Table of Contents

Introduction: The importance of policy directives
Chapter 1: Creating policies
Chapter 2: Enhancement of privacy policies
Chapter 3: Enhancement of security policies
Chapter 4: Policies for retention and destruction of EHR information
Chapter 5: Policies for documentation
Chapter 6: Policies for health information exchange
Chapter 7: Policies for personal health records
Chapter 8: Policies for EHR selection, implementation, and adoption

Meet the Author :

Margret K. Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, FHIMSS, is president of MargretA Consulting, LLC, in Schaumburg, IL, an independent consulting firm that focuses on EHR readiness preparation, selection, implementation, and adoption strategies, as well as HIPAA/HITECH assessment and compliance. She is also an adjunct professor in the health informatics masters program at the College of St. Scholastica and a principal in Health IT Certification, LLC. She is on the HIMSS Board of Directors and is a former associate executive director of AHIMA. She is the author of the first edition of The No-Hassle Guide to EHR Implementation, The No-Hassle Guide to EHR Policies, and Guide to HIPAA Auditing, all from HCPro.

All of the forms and policies in the book are available to download and customize for your facility, on topics including meaningful use, security, record retention, documentation, release of information, liability, and work flow.


Published: November 2010