Requests for Records under the HITECH Act / Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information 45 CFR § 164.524, also referred to as “The Privacy Rule”.
The HITECH Act was passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. The Act provides incentives to health care providers to transition to electronic health records. Additionally, there are also provisions concerning a patient’s right to their personal health information. The HITECH Act provisions were implemented via a Megarule in 2013,