Secure Patient Access to Electronic Health Data: Why is This So Hard?
HHS OCR issued a record number of HIPAA settlements in 2020 in cases involving patient “right of access” violations. Meanwhile, compliance with HHS’ health IT interoperability and information blocking regulations – which include provisions for providing patients secure access to their health information via smartphones and standards-based APIs – come due in April. What are the challenges involved in providing patients timely, secure access to their health information? Our panel will discuss:
- Common obstacles and top tips for complying with HHS’ secure patient access and information blocking regulations;
- Critical technology considerations for providing secure patient access to digital health records
- Secure exchange of patient information among competing healthcare providers and diverse health IT platforms
- What’s next for HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification regulations and enforcement.