Security of Health Information Introduction When electronic health records are introduced, there are good reasons for fear and resistance. The electronic health record is a comprehensive record of patient health information and includes every aspect of the patient’s health and contacts with the health care system ( Hebda & Czar, 2009). This record has significant benefits for nurses since it makes the workflow extremely efficient and provides a total record of patient care. However, as Jha and Desroches (2009) point out, when there is resistance to implementation of the record, it may indicate a serious flaw with the adoption of the system instead of simple resistance to change. Nurses who resist this change can actually become forces...The end:
.....inevitable problems regarding security that will arise. When it is planned and implemented properly, the electronic health record will result in more efficient and safer care as well as much higher quality care. References College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) (2009). Practice standard: Ethics. Retrieved December 8, 2009. http://www.cno.org/docs/prac/41034_Ethics.pdf Hebda , T. & Czar, P. (2009). Handbook of informatics for nurses and healthcare professionals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Jha , A. & Desroches , C. (2009). Use of electronic health records in U.S. hospitals. The New England Journal of Medicine, 360(16), 1628. Roeder, J. (2009). The electronic medical record in the surgical setting. AORN, 89(4), 677-685.