Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

"BC"...as compared to now...any trends?

  • 1.  "BC"...as compared to now...any trends?

    Posted 21 days ago
    I think most people would agree that times are different today than they were "BC"...Before COVID.

    Anything in particular that you've noticed that is different today than it ways maybe a few months ago?  For example, one thing I am seeing is how access to PHI is getting addressed by organizations making changes in their processes so that individuals requesting access do not need to come to the facility to either make the request or pick up copies of PHI.  In turn, I think this may also result in more requests for PHI to be emailed to individuals.

    Curious to see what others may be observing.  Thanks!

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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  • 2.  RE: "BC"...as compared to now...any trends?

    Posted 21 days ago
    One thing, it is very difficult to obtain patient signature on records protected under 42 CFR, part 2.  It is much more difficult for them to come into the facility to sign for a variety of reasons.  It is causing undue hardship on them.

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    Kathryn Boyes
    Director, HIM
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