Absence of EHRs in Mental Health, SUD Treatment Hinders Opioid Interventions

Privacy laws designed to protect individuals with mental health or substance use disorders when HIPAA was first implemented now hinder the care and treatment of people with opioid addictions, according to a new Bipartisan Policy Center report.

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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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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches
Feb01

Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: Rule Changes Overview

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Shining a New Light on Patient Engagement

Switch the lens and look at the patient in a new light. That was the key message delivered by Kim Murphy-Abdouch, RHIA, MPH, FACHE, clinical assistant professor at Texas State University, in her Monday presentation “Patient Access to Personal Health Information: Regulation vs. Reality.”

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