Medical Records

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital recognizes the contributions of the health information management and technology fields.

Under the privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA], patients have the right to view, amend and obtain copies of their health information. This has increased their knowledge of the importance of properly managed health information.

A medical record serves as the basis for planning patient care. To receive quality healthcare, accurate and timely health information is crucial - this is the primary goal of the medical record professional.

To download a "Relase of Information" form, click here.

Para descargar un formulario de "Divulgacion de Informacion", haga clic aquí.

Medical Record Professionals contribute to "Managing the Records of Life" by:

  • Ensuring HIPAA awareness so that healthcare organizations are cognizant of and complying with the new regulations 
  • Protecting patient privacy and providing information security 
  • Ensuring health information is complete and available to legitimate users 
  • Coding and classifying data for reimbursement. 
  • Analyzing information necessary for decision support 
  • Administering health information computer systems 
  • Preparing health data for accreditation surveys 
  • Analyzing clinical data for research and public policy 
  • Preventing fraud and abuse 

Thanks to all of the employees of the Medical Records Department at NNRH for all of their hard work throughout the year.