Topic: Data management is key issue related to case/care management. Case/Care Managers need to be experts at properly documenting patient/client information. This information becomes part of the permanent medical record, and some of this information will also be shared with accreditation and regulatory bodies for means of reimbursement. Over the past decade, the majority of healthcare systems has converted to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and communicates information via Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) avenues.
For this Discussion, please review the regulatory guidelines established in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for protection of private patient/client information and other scholarly resources to explain how private information related to a patient/client is protected in the EHRs systems. Second, address how EHR systems can be safeguarded from cyber attacks. Finally, what are the challenges associated with data management for the care/case manager and how can you address those challenges?