Medical Records

Good documentation is your best defense in a claim or lawsuit. Read about best practices in medical record documentation.

  • Guidelines for the release of medical records

    Guidelines for the release of medical records

    It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.

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  • Delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer

    Delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer

    A 62-year old man came to the ED with symptoms of a stroke.

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  • Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case studies about violations of HIPAA privacy rules.

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  • Setting the record straight: Dispelling 10 common medical record myths

    Setting the record straight: Dispelling 10 common medical record myths

    The rules that govern medical records can be complex and confusing.

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  • Ordering incorrect dose of corticosteroid

    Ordering incorrect dose of corticosteroid

    A 50-year-old man was referred to a nephrologist for renal insufficiency. The patient's history included ankylosing spondylitis and scleroderma.

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  • MD Anderson wins appeal of $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    MD Anderson wins appeal of $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    The Fifth Circuit Court disagreed with the OCR’s interpretation of the encryption and disclosure provisions.

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  • Release of medical records: Review of hot topics1:04:12

    Release of medical records: Review of hot topics

    Learn about access to health care records, the release of PHI to third parties, and how much a medical practice can charge for these services.

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  • Release of medical records webinar — key takeaways and resources

    Release of medical records webinar — key takeaways and resources

    A summary from the webinar “Release of medical records: Review of hot topics” presented on May 26, 2020.

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  • Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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  • Clearing up the confusion: Charging your patients for medical record copies

    Clearing up the confusion: Charging your patients for medical record copies

    A brief description of federal and Texas rules for charging for copies of medical records.

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  • Potential pitfalls: Risk management for the EMR

    Potential pitfalls: Risk management for the EMR

    Documentation pitfalls related to electronic medical records (EMRs) and how to avoid them.

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  • An individual's right to access their medical records25:04

    An individual's right to access their medical records

    Watch this webinar recording to learn about the legal requirements for releasing medical records to patients.

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  • Managing medical record releases for children and young adults57:04

    Managing medical record releases for children and young adults

    A discussion of releasing the medical records of children and young adults, especially those in college.

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  • Ransomware and cyber security50:30

    Ransomware and cyber security

    TMLT's Cathy Bryant and Kassie Toerner discuss how to identify threats and vulnerabilities to medical practices and how to protect your networks.

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  • How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s

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  • 48 hours after a HIPAA breach40:43

    48 hours after a HIPAA breach

    The actions taken in the hours and days after a cyber breach are critical, especially in protecting evidence. Learn the most important steps to take following a cyber incident or breach.

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  • A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    What happens when a system failure brings down the EMR?

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  • How can I prevent a cyber breach?1:40

    How can I prevent a cyber breach?

    Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, provides five steps to help health care entities prevent a cyber breach.

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  • Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    If you experienced an IT system failure or other damage from the winter storms, read about recovering damaged medical records.

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  • 6 tips to improve patient communication while using your EHR

    6 tips to improve patient communication while using your EHR

    View part three of a three-part video series on improving physician/patient interactions.

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