HHS Urges Court to Dismiss Lawsuit from ROI Vendor

HHS contends that a lawsuit filed against it by release of information vendor Ciox lacks standing and is asking the US District Court in Washington, DC to dismiss it.

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Proposed VA Rule Change Allows Release of Patient Records to HIEs Without Written Consent

The VA has proposed changing a VA-specific patient privacy rule to allow the release of patient records to eligible community providers and HIEs without a hard copy of a patient’s written authorization.

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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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Slideshow: Release of Information vs. “The Experts”
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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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ONC Responds to ROI Questions During AHIMA Webinar

This summer has demonstrated hope for consumers and HIM professionals who have long been frustrated by the confusion that can ensue when a patient requests access to their health information.

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