Slideshow: Release of Information vs. “The Experts”
Sep01

Slideshow: Release of Information vs. “The Experts”

Even HIPAA experts—from attorneys who helped draft the law to former government officials who enforced it—have trouble getting their records.

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New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion
Jul07

New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion

Among the most confusing issues for ROI professionals is understanding how to respond to the many different types of requests for information from patients, their personal representatives, or from third parties.

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Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?
Jul01

Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?

Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.

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Slideshow: Requesting Your Medical Records
Mar01

Slideshow: Requesting Your Medical Records

This slideshow walks patients through a typical release of information request.

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Making HIPAA Work for You: Discussing Record Access (and More) for Consumers
Aug01

Making HIPAA Work for You: Discussing Record Access (and More) for Consumers

Seeking to answer consumer questions on how HIPAA works for them, the Journal speaks with an attorney to explore various issues, from accessing deceased records to processing fee payment.

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Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?
Jul01

Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?

While HIPAA has clear guidelines about who can and cannot receive information, it is not a one-size-fits-all regulation since it designates much of the decision making to the covered entity’s “professional judgement.”

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