Health Information: Patient Rights and Provider Obligations
Federal and state law provides patients with the right to access their health information, obtain copies, and share it with other providers and third parties. Healthcare entities have obligations to share patients’ health records and must have patient consent before legally sharing information, with some exceptions. Providers need to understand the laws related to record sharing for multiple reasons, including potential negative impacts on a patient’s care. Information blocking is the purposeful withholding of patient information when it should be shared.
Download this resource from the ATA to learn about information blocking, unique considerations for telehealth providers, and tips to prevent information blocking while ensuring patient privacy and care continuity.