Archive (Tag: trustee)

January 17, 2017 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

So You’re Ready to Practice Medicine: What Residents Should Know About HIPA

Congratulations on making it this far in your medical careers. It is no easy feat. Unfortunately, if your training this far has not included information about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), you may have a bit more to learn.  While it is impossible to put everything you’ll need to know about HIPA in this... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of the trustee. All... read more

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July 20, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Unauthorized Access

This blog is focused on the unauthorized access to electronic health records for purposes such as curiosity, concern, personal gain, spite, or boredom, and the harm that results from such unauthorized access. I note that the majority of trustee employees or individuals in service of a trustee (including physicians) access electronic health records for purposes... read more

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August 24, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Surveillance in Personal Care Homes: A Case Study

We often get questions from those working in personal care homes and family members of the residents about the use of hidden video surveillance. So we thought we would share some of our thoughts on the issue. Imagine this scenario: Family members of Jane, an elderly woman with dementia, suspect that she is being mistreated... read more

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