Category Archives: HITECH

An Unnecessary Privacy Risk?: Online Nursery Photos

Privacy and security of personal information are topics of constant discussion inside and outside of healthcare. Current events keep the heat on as one or the other never strays very far from headlines. The Facebook breach/expected use of data (angle … Continue reading

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You Received a Letter from OCR, Now What?

At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The letter will state that OCR received a complaint from a patient, employee or some other … Continue reading

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How Much Should Record Access Cost?: Debating HIPAA Access Rule for Entities

How much should access to a medical record cost? It is a thorny and complicated question since access comes in many forms. For instance, is an individual requesting a copy of their record for personal use, or to send to … Continue reading

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