For all the reason cited by Brenda and more we do not allow employees to access their own electronic medical records nor the records of family, friends, neighbors, etc. If they want to access their own records they do it like any other patient, directly with the HIM department or their patient portal.
We audit monthly and do find violators. We also do not allow self-registration or registration of family or friends. Two weeks ago we had an employee register her boyfriend though she had been through training on this issue numerous times. We have also had employees alter their spouse's records.
Charles E. Colitre, BBA, CHC, CHPC
Compliance and Privacy Officer
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
3925 Embassy Parkway, Ste 250
Akron, OH 44333
Thank you so much Maria!
Sean M. Love, CPA
Executive Director of Internal Audit and Compliance
GBMC HealthCare, Inc.
6545 N. Charles Street, Suite 201
Towson, MD 21204