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....

The Designated Record Set

The Business JournalsThe right of individuals to access their health information under HIPAA is one of the most frequently misunderstood provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Patients frequently underestimate this right and think they cannot access or receive copies of some or all of the information in their records. Why? Because...