HHS Seeking Comments on Process
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.May 4, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services wants stakeholders to comment on the process of accounting for disclosure of patients' protected health information contained within electronic health records, reports Government Health IT. The HITECH Act requires that providers, plans and business partners account for such disclosures, even when the data is for treatment and billing purposes, the reports states. The HHS Office of Civil Rights published the request for comments in the Federal Register yesterday.