Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Accounting of Disclosures: Healthcare Regulatory Outlook

Specifics about an accounting of disclosures rule,which would require healthcare organizations to provide patients, upon request, reports listing everyone who accessed their electronic health information, is a much anticipated regulation.

Such a requirement is part of a proposed rulemaking. OCR’s Leon Rodriguez hopes the rule will be issued soon but the many comments are still under review.
"Accounting of disclosure rule..would impose a substantial, costly technological burden on covered entities.." - Lisa Soto, Hunton & Williams, LLP
The proposed rule is not without controversy. Lisa Sotto, health data security and privacy attorney with Hunton & Williams LLP, says “It’s complex and confusing and would impose a substantial, costly technological burden on covered entities.”What difficulties will providing patients with an accounting of disclosures create for your organization? Or is your organization already providing, or planning to provide such accountings?
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Sources:
(a) 2013 Healthcare Regulatory Outlook - Healthcare Info Security, 12/28/12

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