H1N1 deaths: What you can and can't say

August 2009
Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2009 HIPPA, p1
The article reports on the implication of exposing aggregate data that is related to the medical information of the patients in the U.S. It states that the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act discourages the airing of specific patients conditions. According to Beth Hjort, a registered health information administrator (RHIA) of American Health Information Management Association, reporting health information must be guided by medical policy and law.


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