OIG, EHR, and Audit Logs: Thinking Ahead

Cornelia Dorfschmid | November 2014

Electronic health records systems (EHRs) replace traditional paper medical records with computerized record-keeping to document and store patient health information (e.g., patient demographics, progress notes, orders, medications, medical history, and clinical test results) from any healthcare encounter. Software vendors create EHR technology that includes a variety of applications and tools for collecting, managing, and sharing patient information electronically and for clinical decision-making.

About the Author

Dr. Cornelia M. Dorfschmid has over 30 years of private and government sector experience in health care compliance consulting, the majority of which was in management and executive capacities. She is a recognized expert in the areas of claims auditing, overpayment analysis and risk management and corporate health care compliance.