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Summary

Learn how an exchange of personal data in technology and innovative networks can provide a reduced cost of information sharing.

HIPAA sets a floor rather than a ceiling for how patient privacy works state-by-state. Human factors also add complexity to policy under the law in areas such as clinical trials and substance abuse treatment. Change Healthcare’s Deanne Kasim and Arien Malec, along with guest David Finney, explore how efficient exchange of personal data, proven in existing technology and innovative networks, offers the promise of information sharing at reduced cost.

Disclaimer: The information provided within this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials are for general informational purposes only. Listeners should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular health information legal matter.

Change Healthcare’s Deanne Kasim, executive director of health policy, and Arien Malec, senior vice president of product development, discuss the state of HIPAA privacy with David Finney, co-founder and partner of Leap Orbit, a healthcare technology firm.

  • Forms of data use authorized by HIPAA
  • HIPAA’s patchwork of privacy protections
  • Patient authorization’s role in HIPAA
  • Information that requires specific patient authorization
  • HIPAA’s standard for handling de-identified data
  • Technology capabilities for documenting patient privacy wishes
  • The complicating factor in authorization checking
  • State-specific approaches to data collection
  • Policy recommendations that would move the needle on data exchange
  • The benefit of a preemptive national health privacy law

Episode Resources

  1. Deanne Kasim’s bio
  2. Arien Malec’s bio
  3. David Finney’s bio
  4. Leap Orbit
  5. HIPAA resource for professionals
  6. California CCPA

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