Abstract6.17 Medical Record Security, Confidentiality, and Retention Policy It is the policy of Georgia Health Sciences University to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to ensure that all healthcare information is protected from physical loss, administrative loss, theft, fire and unauthorized personnel who can inadvertently alter, release, or lose data. Medical records of students and their spouses are originated and maintained in an electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software system. They are in a secured electronic format that only select staff with appropriate authorization can access. Paper records will be stored in physically secure areas. Retention of medical records is in accordance with the Georgia Composite Medical Board and Georgia regulations Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 31-33-2.
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