Tools for Ensuring Appropriate Access to PHI: OCR’s Access Initiative, Enforcement Actions, and Other Considerations

Wes Morris, Managing Principal Consultant, Clearwater, speaks with Joy Easterwood, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP, about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)’s recently announced eighteenth settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative to support individuals' right to timely access of their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Morris and Easterwood discuss the latest activity on this front and steps that health care organizations can take to ensure they are adhering to the regulations. Sponsored by Clearwater