Paper Tiger

Over the past few weeks we’ve detailed some of the more frustrating issues faced by our data retrieval team when following up on patient medical records requests. The goal of each story was to illuminate, in detail, just how aggravating it can be for someone in dire need of their...

Complying with the HIPAA Right of Access Requires HIPAA-Compliant Processes

MedSafeCovered entities have an obligation under the HIPAA Rule to provide individuals with the right to access and receive copies of their health information. Last week we covered the scope of this right, which is all information that is part of the “designated record set,” including images and clinician notes....

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...