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Health eServices is composed of industry-based health information technology practitioners and noted academic researchers. We are highly experienced in health IT, data exchange standards, compliance assessment, and testing.

We seek to help entities resolve challenging technologies, policies, and regulatory issues involved with effective sharing of client health information. We seek to provide comprehensive guidance on data standards, regulatory requirements, and sustainable technology practices.

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Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Guidance from the Office for Civil Rights on your right to access your health records

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From the HHS Office for Civil Rights website: Ask your doctor. You have the right to see and get copies of your health information - PDF. In most cases, you can get a copy the way you want it, such as by e-mail. While your doctor normally has up to 30 days to provide you a copy of your information, your doctor often can provide the information much sooner than that. If your doctor offers a web portal, you may be able to easily view and download your health information whenever you want.

HIPAA Helper

Who is Revealing Your Private Medical Information?

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This service from Pro Publica allows a person to search and find out whether your hospital, clinic, pharmacy or health insurer has been named in patient privacy complaints, breaches or violations. This tool includes data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (which enforces HIPAA), the California Department of Public Health (which enforces California’s medical privacy laws) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (which tracks privacy violations at its vast network of veterans hospitals and clinics).

Why We Need to Remain Aware about Who is Collecting our Personal Health Information

Facebook's efforts to collect personal health information from hospitals

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SUBJECTIVE: In an article reported by CNBC's Christina Farr it is reported that, "Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with user data it had collected, and help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment." 

The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records

An Office of the National Coordinator published web guide

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This newly published web guide from ONC titled, "The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records: The steps, tips, and tools you’ll need to get, check, and use your health record" helps to instruct consumers on how to get their health record from healthcare providers, their rights to those records, and some specific ways in which to get a hold of that information.

Sharing Sensitive Health Information: Protect Your Privacy and Improve Your Health

A guide from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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This 2-page ONC published graphic novel (aka comic book) is a short guide that helps illustrate why protecting your health privacy is important and issues to consider when sharing sensitive health information.

Visualized: Mashing up 2015 Edition Certification and Progress Attestation Requirements

An article from Health IT Buzz

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Have you ever wondered what a health information technology (health IT) developer’s share of meaningful use eligible hospitals looked like compared to its peers? How about the same for eligible clinicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Well, look no further. Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published two […]

The post Visualized: Mashing up 2015 Edition Certification and Progress Attestation Requirements appeared first on Health IT Buzz.

HIPAA Access Infographic

An ONC HIPAA Access Poster

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

This infographic, titled Your Health Information, Your Rights, was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

HIPAA Access Associated Fees and Timing

An ONC HIPAA Access Video

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

Video 2 tells the story of Hannah, who is moving across the country.  At her last visit with her current doctor, Hannah asks to have a copy of her records to take with her.  The video helps explain the associated fees, forms and the time it may take for Hannah to get a copy of her records. 
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HIPAA Access and Third Parties

An ONC HIPAA Access Video

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

Video 3 – HIPAA Access and Third Parties: Video 3 tells the story of Martin, who would like to share the health information in his medical record with a heart health application on his smartphone.  The video provides information on the right to provide access to a third party, including a mobile application device.  Length 3:16


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