person accesses a designated record
set maintained in an electronic system.
The right to a report on access was
not called for specifically under HI-
TECH, but OCR appears to be ac-
knowledging long-standing comments
of disclosure to be the “full account-
ing” that provides greater detail.
HITECH did not identify the information to be contained in the accounting.
OCR proposes that individuals would
have rights to reports on the disclosure
The access report would apply to anyone who
accessed information in a patient’s designated
record set maintained in an electronic system.
from both providers and consumers
that individuals are often more interested in who accessed their information than to whom it was disclosed.
As proposed, the access report
would not indicate the purpose of the
access. OCR considers the accounting
and access of the information con-
tained in their designated record sets.
E-Prescribing up 72 Percent in 2010
Prescriptions routed electronically grew 72 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to SureScripts, operator of the nation’s largest e-prescription network.
The company credits the growth to two federal programs: the 2009 Medicare
Improvements for Patients and Providers Act and the meaningful use EHR incentive program. ¢
NCCA Certifies RHIT,
The National Commission for Certifying
Agencies (NCCA) has granted official
accreditation to AHIMA’s Registered
Health Information Technician (RHIT)
and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentials. In 2010
the CCA became the first AHIMA credential accredited by NCCA.
NCCA standards address the:
x Structure and governance of the
x Characteristics of the certification
x Information required to be avail-
able to applicants, certification
holders, and the public
x Recertification initiatives of the
Source: SureScripts. “National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare: 2010.” www.surescripts.com.
To maintain NCCA accreditation,
certification bodies such as AHIMA
are required to consistently adhere to
a set of requirements and procedures
related to quality, openness, and due