Attorneys & Professionals
Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the health care group, was quoted in a Renal and Urology News story about the importance of business associate agreements with vendors who interact with protected health information. The story specifically highlighted the use of these agreements with health information organizations (HIOs) or health information exchanges (HIEs) - services created through state agencies or private companies that electronically transmit health information between physicians, insurers, and public health departments.
The story states:
“Aside from the business associate agreement, consent from patients to share their PHI should also be considered, advised Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the healthcare group at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Providers can use either an opt-out method or an opt-in (theoretically more difficult to get). Laws vary by state as to which needs to be used, but she said many go toward an opt-in for the sake of full transparency.”
To read the entire story, visit the Renal and Urology News website.