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Patient Privacy

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn't Need to Know

Adam Levin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Levin

Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm and while they may be very good, or even the best, at what they do, the continuing parade of breach announcements in the health care area is a clear indication that many haven't a clue when it comes to information security.

Catholic Hospital Receptionist Makes Shocking Remark To Atheist Couple

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

An Oklahoma Reddit user (chuckyourface) shared a shocking story of comments allegedly made by a receptionist at Ardmore Mercy Memorial hospital, who t...

California Lawmakers Consider Stricter HIPAA Regulations for High-Risk Patient Populations

Mike Spradley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

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.

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.

Medical Privacy for Royalty and the Rest of Us

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We are not all royalty, but we do deserve medical privacy. I have seen both sides and continue to be amazed how much more careful we need to be.

Goodbye Blank Screen

David J. Hellerstein, M.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David J. Hellerstein, M.D.

We older therapists, digital immigrants -- if not digital refugees -- may cling to the delusion we can hide ourselves from the Web. For the younger generation, digital natives all, there will be no way to erase their footprints.

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.

Kansas Abortion Rules Spark Patient Privacy Fears

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion-rights supporters worried Tuesday that regulations Kansas is trying to enact would give the state health department unfe...

Patient Privacy Should Be at the Heart of Medical Marijuana Regulations

Steph Sherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Patient privacy is an important ethical and public health issue of our time. We must not lose sight of upholding those rights when the patients involved use marijuana as their medicine.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...