HIPAA Archive

Patient Records: Why Doctors Don’t Want to Share

Travis Good writes on the perceived dilemma presented by the movement to give patients control (and therefore, ownership) of their own medical records. I’ll start off by noting that the HIPAA rule clearly gives health data ownership to the patient at a reasonable cost.  ”Great,” you say.  ”I can request my record, and …

Every Breach Matters (but some more than others)

Disclosure of patient data seems to be a common occurrence, and we see reports of this in the news on a regular basis (somebody lost an unencrypted laptop, an iPad with patient data was stolen and so on).  But every once in a while there is a disclosure incident that …

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