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The Ideal Patient Portal – What should it include?

Technology empowers patients and consumers with easier access to their health records. The Blue Button Project is just one example, where patients can access their medical records electronically and share those records with health care professionals. But are patient portals where they need to be? Patient portals should provide… Information that is meaningful Easy access […]

MRA Thought of the Day – HIPAA’s Privacy Rule Regarding Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

Mental health has always been considered highly sensitive information with added protection for release. However, the Privacy Rule recognizes that there are certain circumstances when it is necessary to share a patient’s mental health information for the purpose of treatment and the safety of the patient and/or others. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]