Widow of HealthAlliance patient sues hospital, EHR vendor for not releasing husband’s medical records  

Ms. Russels suit states that Ciox Health has actually responded to her a couple of times but has insisted they can just provide paper records, which they should charge $0.75 per page for. Her lawsuit declares that she is entitled to electronic versions of her hubbys medical records under the federal HITECH Act of 2009, and, with rare exceptions, no greater than $6.50 can be charged for the records..

Both Westchester Medical Center Health Network and Ciox Health spokespeople told the publication they could not discuss pending lawsuits..

Jackie Drees –
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Ms. Russels lawyer, John Fisher, is seeking class-action status for Ms. Russels new medical records suit since he said he has more than a dozen customers who are also attempting to get electronic medical records from HealthAlliance Hospital, with no success. Ciox Health manages the hospitals medical record requests, and Ms. Russel claims both the supplier and the hospital have actually been “as unresponsive and as challenging to deal with as possible,” throughout the records request process..

Ms. Russel stated she requires the records for a different malpractice suit against the health center that her lawyer should submit by Sept. 11 to abide by the states statute of limitations. Ms. Russels partner died in October 2019. She stated she particularly needs records from March 2017 that she claims include a chest X-ray report revealing a HealthAlliance Hospital radiologist missed out on a lung growth that other medical practitioners did not recognize until a year later on when it grew to 2 inches in size..

Ms. Russel said she requires the records for a separate malpractice claim versus the health center that her lawyer should submit by Sept. 11 to comply with the states statute of limitations. Ms. Russels partner passed away in October 2019. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020.

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Sherry Russel just recently filed the lawsuit against HealthAlliance Hospital, part of Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and Ciox Health, claiming that the EHR supplier will not launch her deceased other halfs electronic medical records..

The widow of a previous lung cancer client at HealthAlliance Hospital is taking legal action against the Kingston, N.Y.-based healthcare facility and its EHR supplier, Ciox Health, for supposedly withholding her departed partners medical records, according to the Times Herald-Record..