Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tiger Team Considers 'Accounting of Disclosures' Rule

The Health and Human Services (HHS) "Tiger Team" for Privacy and Security is surveying health IT stakeholders to assess its recommendations on providing patients with information about who accessed their healthcare data.

The HITECH Act mandates HHS must create an "accounting of disclosures" policy. The proposal would provide patients with the right to obtain a consolidated access report on who has viewed their health data.

"The proposal would provide patients with the right to obtain a consolidated access report on who has viewed their health data.." - Government Health IT
Many have expressed concern that most health care facilities do not have the technology infrastructure necessary to comply with the access report requirement. Fortunately there is a low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services that can rapidly deliver reports across any platform or channel.
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Sources:
(a) Tiger Team Collecting Comments on 'Accounting for Disclosures' Rule - www.iHealthBeat.org, 10/23/2013

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