Sharing is Caring: Your Patients’ Data and Information Blocking
One of the hallmarks of practicing medicine in the 21st century is the creation and maintenance of electronic health data. Although much of the discussion around data is about ransomware, breaches, and EHR systems, that discussion is expanding. The Office of Civil Rights is in the midst of a right of access initiative to help patients get their medical records.
The CURES Act addresses information blocking. This marks a change of focus from rules surrounding the protection of medical data to the use and accessibility of that data. In this episode of SoundPractice, Mike Sacopulos interviews Deven McGraw, Chief Regulatory Officer for Ciitizen and former Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at The Office of Civil Rights. Ms. McGraw will walk us through the rules for and status of Information Blocking. She will also cover the recent Office of Civil Rights’ Right of Access Initiative policies surrounding the “Designated Records Set.”
Since HIPAA went into effect in 1996, healthcare providers have been endeavoring to safeguard patient data. After 25 years, prepare to shift your thinking. Join us for a look at healthcare data, patient privacy, and the law.