Health Information Technologies and Processes

Retention Policy : Paper Vs Electronic

  • 1.  Retention Policy : Paper Vs Electronic

    Posted 09-05-2019 11:29
    On your retention policies are you noting that paper records say before xxxx date are retained for x years and anything in the EMR is retained for x years or permanently?

    We are being told we cannot remove anything in the EMR so while we can destroy the paper portion of the record we still may reports in the EMR.

    Deanna Heinrich
    Director of HIM/Privacy Officer

  • 2.  RE: Retention Policy : Paper Vs Electronic

    Posted 09-06-2019 09:54

    I have found nothing on retention of electronic records.  Is anyone aware if there a best practice or federal regulations on retention of e-records?  I am in Oklahoma and I have not heard of any state regs.


    Lynn Boyes, RHIT

    Health Information Management Director,

    HIPAA Privacy Officer

    7010 S. Yale Ave | Tulsa, OK 74136 918.236.4135 direct line

    918.499.1598 fax

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