The Benefits of Using Interactive Health Records (IHR)
Information Health Promotion (IHP) aims at promoting the awareness of health issues and the improvement of the quality of life through the exchange of information. Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a state of full physical, emotional and social well being and not just the absence of sickness and disease. Many different definitions have been applied over time for different purposes. IHP is a way of thinking about health that differs from traditional medical approaches. Its objective is the promotion of better knowledge and the practice of preventive health services.
One of the biggest threats to health and wellness in the United Kingdom is privacy breaches and data breaches. This can range from anything that puts your health at risk such as unnecessary surgery, to deliberately misleading information provided through journals or websites. It also includes data breaches that occur due to people not taking reasonable steps to keep their data secure. The most common health data breach occurs through social media. This includes information such as photographs, videos and songs which are uploaded on social media sites without the people in the know having the ability to change these items.
Social media sites are an easy way of spreading information. In fact, many social networking sites were set up as a way of sharing information and generating contact. This is not only done for interpersonal purposes, but also for commercial reasons. Advertisers are able to target certain audiences by using social media sites. In turn, this has led to many people sharing potentially harmful and fraudulent information online.
Medical professionals and other members of the public need to be more aware of the value of privacy and the importance of data security. IHP aims to promote a healthier awareness of these issues and the use of electronic health records (EHR). An EHR is a collection of information about a person that is used by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse. The information included can include data such as demographics, treatments carried out, number of visits to doctors and dentists, prescriptions and any information that relate to treatment and care plan documentation.
Personal information is especially vulnerable when being shared online. There is also a lack of legal protection given to electronic medical records by the Data Protection Act of 1998. It does give patients some rights however, and they can request that their personal information be removed from databases. However, many people who post their personal data online do not take the necessary precautions to protect their data from being compromised. As a result, this information ends up being available to people who could be dangerous to their personal health.
IHP has been designed to help people protect their personal information by improving the confidentiality of EHR systems. This information is much more secure than it used to be. Additionally, many hospitals now store their EHR data on their own proprietary servers rather than relying on external third-party storage. This ensures that data is stored securely rather than on someone else’s computer or server.