The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a contest challenging patients to create videos that illustrate the various benefits that come with accessing and reading one’s health records.
The director of the Office for Civil Rights, Leon Rodriguez, issued a memo reminder to patients that they have a fundamental right to access their health information. The memo, which included a list of resources and tips for accessing health information, was released in conjunction with the White House Patient Access to Health Data Summit held June 4.
If you’ve never requested your medical records from your doctor or hospital before, the process can seem complicated. However, understanding the law, the requirements, and the basic steps will ease the process.
Several newly updated practice briefs are available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge: “The Role of the Personal Health Record in the EHR (Updated)” provides an [...]
Organizations that serve as “conduits” of protected health information are not covered by the draft privacy and security modifications to HIPAA, according to an HHS lawyer [...]
Yesterday HHS published its breach notification rule for HIPAA covered entities. Today the Federal Trade Commission’s rule appeared in print, making it official also. The FTC [...]
AHIMA’s consumer Web site myPHR.com relaunched with a major redesign. The new site offers information on PHRs organized by seven major user groups: parents, students, seniors, [...]
Can health IT help reduce disparities in quality of care caused by racial and ethnic differences, geographic isolation, poverty, and low health literacy and consumer involvement? [...]