Patient Privacy

Interoperability and EHR Optimization

Report Writing

Joe Cocuzzo, Senior VP of Report Writing Services - iatricSystems

Joe leads a team of 30 report writers whose expertise enables iatricSystems® to provide reports and training to Cerner, CPSI, Epic, McKesson, and MEDITECH hospitals. Joe has 34 years of healthcare experience, and initially earned his reputation for outstanding report writing expertise in the MEDITECH community.

Are you monitoring user reporting in MEDITECH’s Data Repository?

In my experience, hospitals typically don't add any kind of PHI access logging to their Data Repository reports. This seems like a gap in PHI monitoring. It may be true that HIPAA provides an exemption from “disclosure reporting” for access to PHI for treatment, billing, or government reporting. However, protection of PHI should involve monitoring of access, and if you do not have any monitoring in place in your MEDITECH DR reports, you may have a gap in your patient privacy monitoring.

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