Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Correctional Facility-Medical Records

  • 1.  Correctional Facility-Medical Records

    Posted 05-30-2019 17:41

    Does anyone know of any resources to help about managing health records in a correctional facility.
    I am currently employed at a county jail as a medical records clerk. There are many times when filling
    ROIs and doing other tasks I find questions regarding medical records within the correctional facility field,
    however I have found it hard to find trustworthy resources to rely on with questions.

    Thank you for all your help!

    Juliana Spry, RHIT
    Medical Records Clerk

  • 2.  RE: Correctional Facility-Medical Records

    Posted 06-06-2019 06:31
    Edited by Jennifer Ziegler 06-06-2019 06:32

    Hi Juliana!

    I just finished a 'Health Information Management in Alternate Settings' course. The textbook for the course was Comparative Health Information Management, 4th edition by Ann H. Peden. There is a chapter on HIM in correctional facilities.

    The following organizations publish health care standards for correctional facilities:
    National Commission on Correctional Health Care
    American Correctional Association
    American Public Health Association

    HIPAA privacy regulations:

    Hope this helps!

    Jennifer Ziegler, CMRS, CPCO
    Velocity Medical Billing LLC