Health Information Management

HITECH's effect on patients' rights to PHI

Briefings on HIPAA, July 1, 2011

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Its focus on electronic health records (EHR) ­presents a new set of challenges for hospitals, says

Lou Ann ­Wiedemann, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPEHR,

director of professional practice resources at the American Health ­Information Management Association in ­Chicago. Providing a patient with access to his or her medical record may sound easy, but it can get complicated, Wiedemann says.

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