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Health Industry Scrambling to Comply With Revised HIPAA Privacy and Disclosure Rules

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

When these changes are implemented by HHS, Americans will be able to the right to get a report from their medical providers or insurance companies detailing who has electronically accessed their protected health information.

'The Doctor Will Call You if Anything Is Wrong'

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Sometimes the doctor will say "If you don't hear from me, everything is fine." Well, given the complexity and comprehensiveness of medical exams nowadays, that's probably not a good idea. And honestly, it's never been a good idea to assume no news is good news.

4 Million Confidential Medical Records Stolen

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Northern California physicians network says a computer stolen last month contains personal information on more than 4 million ...

Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors About Your Health

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Accessing and using data that adds intelligence to the medical encounter should be the driving force behind modernizing our health information technology.