Don't victims of human rights abuse, refugees, LGBT individuals, and survivors of gender-based violence deserve the same kind of respect for their sensitive information as you expect when you visit a clinic?
Slow Health takes just a bit more mindfulness and thought. But a little dose of that every day can help us move the needle on our own health, and because health is social, the health of our loved ones and community.
The medical community has an obligation to protect all patient information, especially those seeking medical services for an already particularly stigmatized diagnosis or condition such as HIV. No patient should fear seeking medical treatment.
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If a man were standing outside your home, photographing your family and following your kids, would you call the police? Surely. What if that man were a datacenter gathering the same data, and selling it to whom they pleased? Who do you call?
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.
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.
Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.
With each solution along the road to healthcare reform, we uncover a new challenge. The hype gets old and we become numb. It's high time to fix a largely inefficient system for the benefit of American patients