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...

Asking For A Friend

I often get asked whether a close friend or family member can ask for another individual’s medical records. The very sick often have little energy to devote to obtaining their records, a time and energy-consuming process, so friends and family members frequently act as caregivers, and they are eager to...

On the Clock

In our previous post, we talked about the limitations of static patient portals, which hopefully will soon be going the way of the dinosaur. But not soon enough. In our work to help patients get all of their medical records related to their cancer diagnosis and care, we have noticed...