Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Sweet Lies

A right-on rant from Deborah Peel in Government Health IT:

If people believe they do not have medical privacy, they will lie about their medical illnesses or omit mentioning critical tests and details rather than have the information flow to any number of health-related businesses. Such firms are allowed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to receive medical information about patients without their knowledge and consent.

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