Trade-offs of EMR access monitoring

Health care organizations are working to better monitor accesses to patient data for inappropriate use. In September’s Compliance Today Magazine, the Maize Analytics team discusses trade-offs of popular monitoring approaches.

  • Manual EMR auditing techniques cannot scale to meet the needs of modern healthcare, necessitating automated monitoring systems.
  • When selecting an EMR monitoring system, privacy officers should consider system responsiveness, false positive rates, and monitoring coverage.
  • Machine-learning systems can leverage clinical context to reduce false positives, decreasing the time to complete access audits.

You can read the full article here.