Disclosure Report Could Reveal HIPAA Breaches

A proposed rule would give patients the right to get a report on who has electronically accessed their protected health information. Some legal experts worry this could pose problems for healthcare providers.

2 comments on "Disclosure Report Could Reveal HIPAA Breaches"
Lynn (2/23/2012 at 10:16 AM)

As a family law attorney, I absolutely want to know who has accessed my file(s). I have represented numerous people or their spouses who work in the medical industry. My spouse's exwife also works in the medical field and we suspect she has accessed both of our files. I believe I have a right to know who has accessed my file. I feel compliance will increase if they know patients can get an audit upon request.
dnelson (1/13/2012 at 1:12 PM)

Having no right to personal action under HIPAA, the theoretical smoking gun would lead the indiviudal still having to prvove they had suffered harm. Difficult at best from someone just accessing the data. What this will lead to is having to expalin to Joan Client that Johnny Biller accessed her record six times on one day as it was necessary for processing of a heatlh claim.


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