I have been told by an Ombudsman in Ohio that nursing homes are not required to share health information electronically to POA. I understand such a transmission must be secure but millions of dollars are transferred every day with secure passwords and encryption. Thus my question to a large base from other areas? I know Hipaa is very strict as should be expected but I thought this was possible.
Are you talking about sharing through fax, email, or messaging? I would say the ombudsman is probably correct. It would be nice if they did, but I don't know if it is a legal requirement.