HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL
February 19-23, 2017
Healthcare organizations are facing significant challenges aligning their business practices to keep up with shifting federal requirements to provide patients increased control of their medical records and directing healthcare providers and payers to share patient health records. OCR has aggressively pushed the boundaries to the Patient Right of Access, amendment and sharing of their health records. As one OCR leader put it, “whatever the patient wants to do with their information, it’s her right to have it and to have it in the form or format that she wants it.” This session will identify the key drivers of federal policy empowering patient control and access and explain how organizations can leverage these drivers to adopt policies and processes that meet these requirements as well as the expectations of patients. It will also examine information security issues that organizations should consider to ensure they have appropriate safeguards in place.