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Schwarzenegger Calls For Stronger Privacy Of Medical Records

Catharine Paddock, PhD has an article in Medical News Today about the recent revelations of privacy breaches at UCLA and how Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for stronger protections.  Schwarzenegger himself has been in the situation of celebrity patient and reports that his privacy was invaded, too.  What he describes, however, is more than...

Pointer: Medical records are not so private

Karen Goldberg Goff’s piece in today’s Washington Times contains quotes from a number of privacy organizations and professionals in health care about the security issues, HIPAA, and privacy of records, such as: “There is good and bad about electronic records,” says Robert Gellman, a District-based privacy consultant. “There is a lot of promise about...

UCLA Health System statement on patient confidentiality

Statement issued by UCLA Health System, April 6: UCLA Health System considers patient confidentiality a critical part of our mission of providing the highest level of teaching, research and patient care. Our concern for our patients is absolute, and we regret any breach of patient confidentiality. After news stories first appeared in May 2007...

NZ: GPs fear for patient privacy

Hayden Donnell of the North Shore Times reports: An online medical database has North Shore GPs worried for their patients’ privacy. They are hitting out at the system, called TestSafe, saying it could be used to put patient medical records into the wrong hands. Milford doctor John Russell says he has seen two cases...