Category Archives: State Law

Balancing the Data Equation

Who owns healthcare data? Who can access healthcare data? Who can control how healthcare data are used? Those three questions can form the basis for going into any number of directions in the discussion around healthcare data. The questions will … Continue reading

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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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To Record or Not to Record: Should Visits Be Taped?

A patient walks into a physician’s exam room with an ever present smartphone or another digital device. The patient is especially concerned for the information that could be discussed during this visit and wants to be sure that they can … Continue reading

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