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 medicine going to electronic records. Those who are promoting it talk about its appeal to consumers. But the principal beneficiaries are the health care organization, research facilities and insurance companies.”

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