Lawsuit Alleges NY Hospital Withheld EHR Access, Violating HIPAA

Christopher Jason

A widow from Woodstock, NY, is filing a lawsuit against HealthAlliance Hospital and its health information management vendor, Ciox Health, after accusing both of denying her access to her deceased husband’s EHR files she needs for a malpractice lawsuit against the hospital, according to an article published in Times-Herald Record.

Furthermore, Sherry Russel’s medical records suit claims that, under the HITECH Act, the widow can obtain her husband’s EHR, and the access fee cannot exceed $6.50.

According to Russell’s suit, the vendor and hospital have been dismissive and challenging with their communication. Then, Coix said it ...

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