Medical Records

Risk management and best practices for medical records.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Reporter Cyber Edition 2020

    The Reporter Cyber Edition 2020

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An interview with cyber attorney, Adrian Senyszyn55:43

    An interview with cyber attorney, Adrian Senyszyn

    Cyber attorney Adrian Senyszyn addresses frequently asked questions about cyber security and current threats to practices, HIPAA compliance, and breach investigations.

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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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  • Is HIPAA relevant in 2019?31:38

    Is HIPAA relevant in 2019?

    A look at the role HIPAA rules and regulations play for medical practices when dealing with online threats, risks, and vulnerabilities.

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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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  • Charging for copies of medical records: Rules released

    The amount you can charge for supplying copies of medical records has changed, according to new guidance from the OCR.

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  • Preserving evidence Is vital in a ransomware attack

    Providers can take these steps after an attack to help preserve evidence.

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  • Recovering damaged records

    Guidelines for handling damaged or destroyed records.

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