Category Archives: Health IT

When Patients Meet HIPAA: Addressing Common HIPAA Access Questions In Real Life

When individuals seek access to medical records or information, the process can often prove frustrating and labyrinthine. The long and convoluted process can arise from an unintentional misunderstanding of HIPAA (or state law) requirements, or an absence of knowledge. Concerns … Continue reading

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HIPAA Year in Review

HIPAA experienced yet another year of attention, questioning, and enforcement. The issues around in 2019 were not necessarily new, though arguably approaches are beginning to change. Getting a handle on the issues may provide a means for better adherence to … Continue reading

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Trust: Hard to Win, Easy to Lose

Debates around the privacy of healthcare data have been raging for years. The flames were fanned to new heights after an arrangement between Google and Ascension Health was revealed. Once the immediate (not necessarily accurate) reaction of claiming that the … Continue reading

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