It could be a neighbor who does billing at your practice. Or a parent’s friend who manages referrals. It could even be a classmate scheduling appointments as a summer intern. These are just a few of the people who may have access to your teen’s medical records at your pediatric practice.
To keep their private information restricted, you need to use a pediatric-specialty EHR that respects the privacy of your patients as much as you do.
OP has user permissions and privacy constraints in various sections of the patient’s medical record. Who can see the record is determined by the setting made at the user level. The higher the level of visibility, the fewer people can see the information.
A practice administrator or physician owner can set staff visibility and provide five levels of access. They range from “any staff member,” which allows anyone on your staff to access a patient record, to “author only,” which is the most restrictive. If a record is marked “author only,” only the person who created it can access, retrieve, and print it. The patient portal does not display this type of record.
Setting appropriate staff visibility ensures that your patients’ private medical records are only viewed by those who need to see them.
Here’s a list of common locations where a privacy restriction may be used in OP.
Allergies * Care Plans * Patient Charts * Diagnostic Tests * Documents * Encounters
General Notes * Medications + Medication Favorites * Messages * Problem Lists
Risk Assessments * Surveys * Well Visits