Nov 18th, 2019
If you are a patient of Ascension in the St. Louis, Mo., area, Google has your healthcare protected health information (PHI). Patients and doctors of the second largest Catholic health system in the United States have not been notified that their data is being shared with Google. Why Does Google Have My PHI? Google is ...
Mar 4th, 2018
All healthcare providers must present to all patients, with whom there is a direct treatment relationship, a notice of privacy practices. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule indicates the notice must be provided: Not later than the first service encounter by personal delivery of patient services, electronically or through ...
How to fulfill their legal right, legally. Patients have a federal right to “request to amend” their medical record. This right is conferred by the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, otherwise known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule of 2001 (45 C.F.R. § 164.526). Let’s review legal details so you can best formulate ...
Sep 26th, 2016
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. PHI requires two things: An identifier; and A piece of health information The HIPAA privacy rule defines “individual identifiers” to include: names, addresses, Social Security ...
In Audit
Mar 3rd, 2016
Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CPHQ, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPC-I Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, protected health information (PHI) refers to health information that can identify an individual, or can be used with other available information to identify an individual. The HIPAA rule applies specifically to “covered entities” and their “business associates.” PHI requires two things: An ...