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Health Care Privacy

HIV Patients Refused Medical Privacy by the University of California, in Spite of California Lawmaker Requests

Mike Spradley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Spradley

Alex and the other patients who took the time to speak with me said that they all requested to be called by their first name only, but that when they were called, their full names were used regardless of their expressed wishes.

Little Privacy in Health Care -- Shame on Us

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

While it may sound like HIPAA is a small animal at the zoo, it actually stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Privacy is not just about information -- it is also about the physical environment. There are many components to privacy.