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Supporting Patients in HIPAA Compliant Health Data Access

March 21, 2017 - Patient heath data access is key to meaningful patient engagement, helping to empower patients in healthcare decision-making and self-management. However, ensuring patient access to their own medical records is often easier said than done. Recent reports highlight significant financial barriers that patients face when hospitals overcharge for medical record copies. Other experts say the healthcare...


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Despite EHR Adoption, Patients Still Face Record Copying Fees

by Sara Heath

Despite widespread EHR adoption and regulations limiting copying fees, patients still face financial and administrative barriers to health data access, contends a group of authors in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine viewpoint. These barriers often...

Reviewing Patient Access to Health Data Under HIPAA Privacy Rule

by Sara Heath

While the healthcare industry is surely transitioning to a more patient-centric philosophy, emphasizing patient access to health data, it is also becoming more conscious of health data privacy. With health records being stored digitally, healthcare...

OCR Clarifies Patient Access to Health Info in HIPAA Rules

by Sara Heath

In the wake of the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit held last week, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a fact sheet regarding patient access to health information and patient rights under HIPAA guidelines. The Precision Medicine...

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