Healthcare DIVE March 11, 2019
The following is a guest post from Mark LaRow, CEO of patient matching company Verato.
For more than two decades, HIPAA has protected a patient’s rights to his or her medical records. But a patient’s access to those records often involves out-of-pocket costs, in-person trips to their provider offices, and even fax machines. As a result, very few patients have full access to their own medical information. Well, the HIPAA-backed rights just got a shot in the arm with the recently announced ONC and CMS proposed regulations, both of which build on the core tenants of HIPAA to deliver patients with electronic access to their health records.
This expansion of patient access laws is laudable, but is the industry ready for what this...