Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide
Author: Rebecca S. Busch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Guidance, auditing tips and techniques for navigating the e-health marketplace.
With the use of electronic healthcare records (EHR) set to transform the healthcare industry, the use of information technology in
the maintenance of personal health records poses a range of issues and opportunities for every medical organization. Reflecting
the U.S. government's goal of achieving widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records to improve the quality and
efficiency of healthcare while maintaining the levels of security and privacy that consumers expect,
Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide expertly walks readers through the
elements required for an efficient, well-run healthcare record management system. This timely book details the audit tools
necessary for continued internal controls regardless of the systems implemented.
Praise for Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide
"Ms. Busch has created a thought provoking reference tool, equally useful for those contemplating adoption of health information
technology (HIT) or for those who have already done so. She identifies foundational but frequently overlooked areas such as audit
trails, security, and health care business requirements—all essential for successful implementation. Ms. Busch clearly
articulates the need for health information technology to address both business and clinical requirements to attain the widely
publicized benefits of this technology."
— Gail L. Graham, RHIA, CPHIMS
Director,Health Data and Informatics
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
"Rebecca Busch's Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide is an excellent
resource for auditors in the healthcare industry. Ms. Busch gives a thorough description of the changing nature of information
and data in this industry along with a wonderful 'Audit Implication Overview' to conclude each topic. Ms. Busch demonstrates
substantial expertise and knowledge in the area of healthcare auditing that will greatly benefit auditors in this important
— M. Kevin Robinson, CIA, CFE
President Association of College and University Auditors
"In a time of rapid change for managing health information, Ms. Busch has created a very useful resource covering important
concepts required to protect data integrity in electronic environments. This book advances adoption of EHRs for the benefit of
health care consumers by offering a comprehensive view of the benefits and areas of concern faced by providers today."
— Rita A. Scichilone, MHSA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHC
Director, Practice Leadership
American Health Information Management Association
"As anyone who’s tried to challenge a medical bill or insurance payment can attest, healthcare records are complicated and
confusing. The healthcare industry was on the forefront of the ‘paperless revolution,’ but since there are so many different
software programs in use, the challenges for fraud examiners and auditors are enormous. I am pleased that Ms. Busch has chosen to
share her experience and expertise in analyzing these records. This book is essential for anyone dealing with healthcare records."
— John D. Gill, J.D., CFE
Research Director, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
"Auditing and controlling medical records can be a monumental task, but it is critical for healthcare organizations to keep
information private and secure. This book is a comprehensive resource that provides clear guidance and good practices regarding
the current and future healthcare e-information landscape."
— Lynn Lawton, CISA, FBCS CITP, FCA, FIIA,PIIA, Internaltiona Presidence, ISACA