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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What Were They Thinking? Film Crew in ER Brings Lawsuit to Hospital
Jun21

What Were They Thinking? Film Crew in ER Brings Lawsuit to Hospital

What happens when a hospital allows a film crew unfettered access to its facilities… but doesn’t obtain permission from their patients?

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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
Jun20

AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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Hospital pays $2.2 million HIPAA Penalty for Reality Show Participation

New York Presbyterian Hospital was slapped with a $2.2 million fine for allowing a network reality show film the death of a trauma patient without seeking permission from the patient’s family.

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