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HHS Proposes EMR Access Disclosure Rule
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The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a federal rule that would require hospitals, physicians, and health insurers to let patients know when their electronic medical records are accessed.

The rule would be a statutory requirement under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). It would apply to any hospital, physician office, or health plan employees who have access to patient records.