OCR Releases Updated Guidance on Sharing Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Records

The new guidance allows providers to use their own judgment when it comes to sharing information about a patient’s mental health status with friends and family if the intention is to prevent further harm.

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OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders
Sep22

OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders

The recent defunding of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) position by the HHS Office for Civil Rights makes practical sense for the healthcare industry and the national budget. However, with the change come four important privacy strategies for HIM leaders to consider employing at the state, local, and organizational level.

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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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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jun14

HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.

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Terminated Employee Breached at Least 600 Patient Records

An employee at Trios Health in Washington was terminated after the organization discovered they had inappropriately accessed at least 600 patients’ medical records inappropriately

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