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A Healthy Balance

picture of Fundisani Mangena"Purdue strikes the right balance between securing patient information and keeping the data readily available to clinicians to provide the best possible care," says Fundisani Mangena, operations manager for Heart City Health Center in Elkhart, Ind.

Mangena works with the Purdue University Healthcare Advisors (PHA), which manages the Purdue Regional Extension Center. PHA and the Center help medical care providers and facilities ensure they are doing everything possible to operate safe, secure and functioning electronic health records systems.

"Electronic data helps make sure you receive better and more effective treatment when you visit a doctor or hospital," says Dave McKinnis, director of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program, who helps oversee the health care industry outreach program.

The work is a key part of the Affordable Care Act, which requires electronic records nationwide for facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. Purdue is part of a national initiative to help healthcare providers understand the complex regulatory requirements governing electronic health records.

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