DataMotion and Apgar & Associates to Present Webinar on Patient Access to Medical Records

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – November 1, 2017 DataMotion ™, a leading provider of secure data exchange solutions, today announced the company will present an interactive webinar entitled “What You Need to Know: OCR Guidance on Patient Access,” on Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1pm Eastern. This free webinar will be presented by information security and privacy industry expert, Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO & President of Apgar & Associates, which provides consulting expertise in privacy, information security, HIPAA, HITECH and regulatory compliance, as well as readiness for audits and certifications across industry sectors.

The instructive webinar will explore the recent OCR (Office of Civil Rights) guidance issued on patient’s rights to access their health information. Mr. Apgar will lay out the “need to know” for meeting HIPAA requirements as well as meeting the needs of patients. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health care providers and plans to give patients the ability to view and receive copies of their medical / health records, as well as make their medical records available to third parties. Apgar will cover:

  • Scope of information included / excluded
  • Timeliness, fees and costs
  • Form, format and manner of access
  • Right to request providers send medical records to a third party
  • Denial of access
  • Steps to take now

“Providers often struggle with the requirement to provide patients access to their medical records. Understanding the scope of what is needed and how to make records available is a critical component of getting patients actively involved in their health care, as well as a legal requirement.” said Apgar. “Patient access is a key part of the larger industry transformation going on in health care data delivery with requirements to share data across the care continuum – including patients.  It is vital that healthcare organizations have the knowledge and tools necessary to deliver sensitive patient health information in a timely, efficient way, while protecting that information according to HIPAA privacy and security rules.”

Attendees may register for the webinar by clicking here.

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About DataMotion and DataMotion Health

Since 1999, DataMotion secure data exchange technology has enabled organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion portfolio offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, electronic forms and customer-initiated correspondence. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion Health is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of a person’s medical data across the continuum of care and their broader lives. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn or Twitter® @datamotion.

About Apgar & Associates

Apgar & Associates, LLC’s HIPAA privacy, information security, HITECH and regulatory compliance consulting services support the health care industry and the vendors that work with them. We work across industry sectors to help businesses prepare for ISOSOC II and HITRUST certifications, as well. Our privacy and information security clients are nationwide. Visit us at or contact us at 877-376-1981.


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