Various countries have drafted EHR/EMR standards for ensuring patient safety, privacy, data protection, etc. This information can help in ensuring the EMR/HMIS you choose to adopt and implement in accordance with the local laws. Note, that in most cases, it is not just the product, but the actual end-to-end implementation, which includes the product, operations, infrastructure, operating procedures and practices, etc – that together need to be certified. The following page lists some of the important standards and policy documents for your reference. Please do let us know if you believe these are out-of-date, or some other references should be added.
A comprehensive and detailed EHR standards document by MoH Ethiopia which is over 100+ pages, covering a lot of details on features, standards, data model, terminologies, security, implementation requirements, etc.
The requirements are formulated to ensure that these EHRs are faithful to the needs of healthcare delivery, are clinically valid and reliable, are ethically sound, meet prevailing legal requirements, support good clinical practice and facilitate data analysis for a multitude of purposes.
The HIMSS Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) is used to assess EMR implementation for outpatient facilities of hospitals and health systems globally, guiding the data-driven advancement of facilities through EMR technology.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other individually identifiable health information (collectively defined as “protected health information”) and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
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