United States medical privacy rules deemed inadequate

Woodward, Cal
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1604
Academic Journal
The article reports on the criticism by U.S. privacy advocates and Congress members to the regulations published by the Health and Human Services Department that govern how health care providers must respond when medical privacy is breached. It notes that the regulations were viewed as inadequate and that the department appeared to agree after a period of reflections. It also mentions that more than 300 breaches compromising 14.5 medical records have been chronicled since 2005.


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