Health-record privacy impeding medical research

I’ve blogged about the issue of  medical privacy rights of the dead a number of times over the past few  years, including a case in Nebraska, another case in Connecticut, and even the rights of mummies.  It’s a complex issue because depending on how far back one goes and what one is researching, one might encounter PII or PHI that could affect living descendants.

Melissa Dribben has a thoughtful article on the Philly.com about how HIPAA’s privacy protections – which have yet to be amended in this regard – are blocking medical research.  You can read her article here.

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