The burden of privacy? Demands placed by proposed privacy rule could outweigh patient benefits

Conn, Joseph
June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/13/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 24, p30
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The article focuses on a proposed federal privacy rule in the U.S. that would provide patients access to information about who has accessed or received copies of their medical records. Robert Tennant of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) expresses a concern over the burden on providers of this new requirement. Harry Rhodes of the American Health Information Management Association believes that the proposed rule will indirectly help system security. The Civil Rights Office says the rules would lead to greater transparency.


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