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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

An Individual’s Right to Access and Obtain Their Health Information Under HIPAA

  • Authors: Deven McGraw, JD, MPH; Rene S. Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH; B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/6/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 9/27/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 9/27/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, obstetricians & gynecologists, pediatricians, and nurses.

The goal of this activity is to review components of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) right of access and ways in which it enables individuals to be more involved in their own care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding:

  1. The components of the HIPAA access right, including an individual's ability to direct a copy of their health information to a third party, including a researcher
  2. How the HIPAA right of access enables individuals to become more involved in their care


Disclosures

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Moderator

  • Deven McGraw, JD, MPH

    Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Ms. McGraw does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Ms. McGraw does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Panelists

  • Rene Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH

    Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Network of Virginia, Henrico, Virginia

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Rene Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Ms Cabral-Daniels does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Ms Cabral-Daniels does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM

    Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Washington does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Washington does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editors

  • Stacey J.P. Ullman, MHS

    Senior Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stacey J.P. Ullman, MHS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Faith Reidenbach, BA

    Editor, Philomath, OR

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Faith Reidenbach has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

An Individual’s Right to Access and Obtain Their Health Information Under HIPAA

Authors: Deven McGraw, JD, MPH; Rene S. Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH; B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCMFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/6/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 9/27/2019

Valid for credit through: 9/27/2020

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This guidance remains in effect only to the extent that it is consistent with the court’s order in Ciox Health, LLC v. Azar, No. 18-cv-0040 (D.D.C. January 23, 2020), which may be found at https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2018cv0040-51. More information about the order is available at https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/court-order-right-of-access/index.html. Any provision within this guidance that has been vacated by the Ciox Health decision is rescinded.

Content last reviewed on January 31, 2020