Patient lists can be trade secrets, need protection

Narvid, Leila
July 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p79
Patient lists and other information can qualify as trade secrets that can have substantial economic value for health care providers. Such trade secrets require special protection from risk managers. • More lawsuits are being filed regarding health care trade secrets. • Courts require that certain conditions be met before information is considered a trade secret. • Access to trade secrets should be tightly restricted.


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