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Patient Privacy and High Technology: Data Control

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Data and technology can be a blessing and a curse. More data, more transparency, more oversight, more regulations. It is a brave new digital world.

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

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay 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.

Disability Insurance: A Blessing or a Burden?

Erin Havel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Insurance is meant to protect a person should the unthinkable occur. However, insurance corporations are expected to turn a large profit and often times denying coverage is a way to gain some of those profits. That, in my mind, is a burden no individual should bear.

Sexual Assault Investigations Impeded By Privacy Laws On Campus

The Coloradoan | Laura Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the fall of 2008, University of Colorado students who'd sought help from the school's Office of Victim Assistance told counselors they'd been the t...

Health Industry Winning Round On Privacy Of Digital Health Records

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Lobbyists for the health industry are close to a victory over consumer groups in a dispute about when patients should be told their digital medical re...

Innovations in Phase IV Clinical Trials for Change in Health Care

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

For dying patients with no therapy that is working, compassionate use programs exist to provide drugs in phase II or III clinical trials when the patient was ineligible to participate in the trial.