A Free, Editable Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure for Mental Health Professionals
Sample Electronic Records Disclosure Form
Both emerging standards in the health care industry and the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics call for clinicians to disclose to clients when they keep records electronically and what security measures they use to protect electronic records. This sample form is meant to help you build a disclosure for your practice if you keep any records electronically.
Electronic Health Records in Mental Health: Are They Required or Otherwise Necessary?
There is some confusion out there around the “mandate” to use electronic health records, with some believing that all of us in mental health must adopt them by 2014. It is quite true that the 2009 HITECH Act called upon the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (their friends call them “ONC”) to make a strategic plan for moving all Americans to having a single health record by January, 2014…