Tag Archives: Records

Practices need to vastly improve data accuracy in records, attorney says

The processes of medical recordkeeping continue to change, as regulators more frequently set new requirements, and many healthcare organizations struggle to keep up with the changes. But the big problem is that too many hospitals and practices still haven’t managed the basics of collecting and reporting data for regulators and attorneys, Isabelle Bebit-Kilinyak, a corporate… Read More »

Federal requirements for sharing patient medical records pose challenges, opportunities

Most technology executives polled in the U.S. are relatively unfamiliar with a key federal law requiring greater patient access to healthcare records and the interoperability of such records across health networks, according to new research findings from Accenture. A centerpiece of the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law as H.R. 34 in 2016, are… Read More »

HHS affirms patients’ right of timely access to medical records

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Florida, with a 480-bed hospital and 550 affiliated physicians, is the first health organization to feel the sting of a new federal enforcement policy. For years, the Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Health and Human Services has enforced the HIPAA privacy and security rules, among other duties.… Read More »

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes

As medicine becomes both bigger and more personalized, massive databases of patient records, such as the one-million-person All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health, become increasingly essential to fueling both new discoveries and translational treatments. But the looming, lingering question is to what degree are individual patients willing to share medical… Read More »

QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities That Use Electronic Health Records, by Census Region — United States, 2016

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Date asked to see my medical records

As chat-up lines go, it’s not what you’d call romantic. Which is why Karl Schmid vividly remembers the time a date asked to see his medical records. And then there was the incident when he had water thrown over him and that other time he was called “dangerous”. Yet, the only thing Schmid was guilty… Read More »