More than half of US healthcare providers are out of compliance with HIPAA’s right of access provision, and patient access to their complete clinical records via electronic health records is still years away.
The best way to defend against a cybersecurity attack is to develop a robust, tested cybersecurity plan. AHIMA has released updated guidelines for providers looking to implement cybersecurity prevention measures.
Earlier this month, AHIMA’s senior director of coding policy and compliance, participated in a NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards ICD-11 Expert Roundtable. The desired outcome of the meeting was to produce a set of questions to help guide HHS in developing research. NCVHS plans to send a letter to the HHS Secretary later this year outlining the key research questions that were identified during the expert roundtable.
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A recent court case regarding loss of electronically stored information (ESI) offers a reminder of the importance of understanding the nature and location of ESI relevant to a particular litigation. In the case, an employment discrimination action, the plaintiffs sought sanctions against the defendant for its failure to preserve a computer one plaintiff had used in the course of her employment which had been supplied by the defendant.