The Patient Record Scorecard: Version III Suggests Significant Improvement

Ciitizen has released the third version of its Patient Record Scorecard, evaluating compliance of 820 health care providers with the right under the HIPAA Privacy Rule for individuals to access and receive copies of their health information (the HIPAA Right of Access).  As has always been the case for the...

New Release of The Patient Record Scorecard: Reasons for Optimism – But Still Too Much Noncompliance with HIPAA

On August 14, 2019, Ciitizen released the first Patient Record Scorecard (Version I) evaluating compliance of individual health care providers with the right, under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, for individuals to access and receive copies of their health information (the HIPAA Right of Access).  On November 12, we will release...

The Patient Record Scorecard: What is it and Why we did it.

Today we launched an initiative aimed at eliminating the friction that too many patients face when trying to get their health records. It's called the Patient Record Scorecard - and in it we have scored, from 1–5 stars, how healthcare providers responded to actual patient requests for their health records. But before...

Pending Federal Privacy Legislation: A Status Update

In our initial blog post of February 20th, “For Your Radar – Huge Implications for Healthcare in Pending Privacy Legislation,” we broadly discussed six key issues for healthcare stakeholders in the potential federal privacy and data protection legislation. We committed to future posts comparing and contrasting specific legislative proposals. What’s happened...

Imaging Included

Radiology BusinessAs Deven stated in the last post, the “designated record set”- the data that we, as patients, have a right to -is an often misunderstood aspect of our rights under HIPAA. As an example, many patients don’t realize they have a right to copies of all of their imaging-every...