Federal group proposes easy-to-understand patient privacy notices

10/19/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

The HHS' Privacy and Security Tiger Team is proposing that providers let patients know how their personal health records will be used and protected through a short summary included in privacy practice notices required by HIPAA. "The summary notice has to describe the uses of information and be written so that 90% of patients can understand it," the panel's co-chairman said.

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