Friday, November 11, 2005

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

More yummy HIPAA goodness from Monsters and Critics:

Scott Myers, Accenture`s managing director for health and life sciences, said the pilot projects would expose the critical issues around protecting privacy so the IT consortiums could develop the answers.
'Most people don`t know they will be able to tailor their consent to view medical records so a doctor only gets the information pertinent to their current condition,' Myers told UPI. 'Perhaps you think the orthopedist who`s fixing your broken leg doesn`t need to know about the STD you contracted four years ago and you want your psychiatric records off limits to everyone. You will be able to specify that in the new system, but you will need to know how. Once we learn how to do these things properly in the pilots, we need to create good education programs for both consumers and healthcare professionals so the system will work,' he said.

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