Resource: Materials: Risk Management Plan Template and Risk Management Project Grading Criteria
Your Learning Team has been selected for an internship working for the COO of a large physician practice, nursing home, public health agency, or free clinic. The practice has implemented an electronic health record (EHR) in an effort to comply with the provisions of the HITECH Act, which provides short-term incentives for using an EHR in a meaningful way and long-term penalties for failing to use an EHR. The COO would like to extend the capabilities of the EHR to provide a portal through which patients can access their health records. The COO explains that he has concerns about the idea of a patient portal, especially pertaining to the organization’s ability to comply with privacy and security law. In addition, he is concerned about access to the medical records in the event of some sort of natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or flood.
The COO would like your team to perform a risk analysis and develop a risk management plan focused on the patient portal to their EHR that addresses legal, regulatory, and environmental risks.
Use the Material: Risk Management Plan Template as a guide.
Assemble your plan and prepare at least a 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (which does not count the title and references slides) including speaker notes in Week Five.
Support your findings witha minimum of five peer-reviewed references, not counting the textbook.
Format your project consistent with APA guidelines.