The Patient Privacy Trap

You have a right to patient privacy, but when the rules are misinterpreted, your medical care may suffer.

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How did we get here?

“Every day, patients seeking second opinions or transferring to new clinicians experience treatment delays when wrongly conceived procedural hurdles prevent their physicians from talking to previous clinicians and obtaining timely access to test results and treatment histories. Family members seeking information about a loved one involved in a motor vehicle crash are wrongly told that HIPAA prevents even a confirmation of whether their family member is at that facility.”

Some potential solutions.

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