New requirements under the meaningful use and expanded HIPAA privacy rules require patient access to medical records in specified time periods. At Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., Kim Wheeler, director of health information management, believes those two requirements already are in the bag.

The 421-bed hospital outsources its request for information services to HealthPort, Alpharetta, Ga. The vendor staffs its employees in the HIM department and are the ones who receives requests from patients, attorneys, insurers and others, and fills them.

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