HIPAA protects patients from unauthorized disclosure of personal information by covered entities such as medical practices and hospitals, but out from under the HIPAA umbrella, patients are mostly on their own, according to the authors of a recent report.
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States are enacting legislation that would require health care providers to violate patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA.
Patients rated female doctors more on their interpersonal skills and not much on their technical competence, a study found.
Proposed changes that could directly impact practices include shortening the timeframe for responding to patient requests for records.
Medical information is especially valuable to data thieves for a number of reasons.