In this chapter, attention is paid to the local connections within a remote office as well as to the connections from that office to either a private network or to the Internet.
In such an environment, a Windows XP Professional–based computer can allow several home devices to connect to school or the workplace, or it can link multiple systems at the same remote location to a central site or main office.
They are an important communication vehicle used throughout the entire healthcare continuum.
Today the healthcare industry is transitioning from free-text expression of problems to encoded problem lists to facilitate information retrieval and meet requirements of the federal meaningful use program, which pays incentives for the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs).
There are a number of existing rules and regulations on documentation principles and guidelines that primarily address documentation authorship principles, auditing, and forms development in a paper health record.
New guidelines are being sought by the healthcare industry that ensure and preserve documentation integrity in an age of electronic exchange and changes in the legal evidentiary requirements for electronic business and health records.