Patient Privacy (letter)

Jill Callahan Dennis of the American Health Information Management Association has a letter to the editor of the New York Times:

“Safeguarding Private Medical Data” (editorial, March 26) makes an important point about the need for identifiable patient information to be better protected from security and confidentiality breaches. Not all organizations are subject to privacy regulations, and this can leave patients without appropriate redress when their information is mishandled.

The American Health Information Management Association strongly supports the concept of extending privacy protection to patient data held by all organizations, not just the organizations that are currently covered by federal privacy regulations.

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