medical privacy

Patient Privacy and Confidentiality --- Time to Draw the Line

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
November/December 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
6

These new standards could serve as the backbone of a cradle-to-grave medical record
on each and every American.
Denise Nagel, MD
President, National Coalition for Patient Rights

 

Privacy (Part I): Market Incentives vs. Envy and Socialism

Author: 
Thomas Dorman, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

In this essay, I propose to 'tour' the subject of privacy in our civilization, its importance and its pending destruction: Why does privacy matter? What should we expect from its destruction? Finally, does privacy in medical matters have a special significance? I will draw the conclusions that privacy is an extension of property rights; that respect for privacy, a bourgeois concept, is inherent in the success of our civilization and necessary for a thriving middle class. A thriving middle class represents the essence of Western civilization.

Privacy (Part II): Secrecy and Responsibility

Author: 
Thomas Dorman, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
September/October 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
5

Secrecy

The Medical Privacy Scam: Big Brother Still Wants Your Medical Records

Author: 
Dawn Richardson
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
January/February 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
1

On Oct. 29, 1999, President Clinton announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna E. Shalala's proposed rules which claim to protect the privacy of Americans' personal health records that are either transmitted or maintained electronically. These rules were published in the Federal Register on November 3.

News Capsules (Summer 2001)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

Medical Savings Account Availability Act


On April 4, 2001, Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) and Rep. William Lipinski (D-IL) introduced legislation to expand the eligibility for MSAs to more Americans and to make MSAs permanent.

"Summary of the Medical Savings Account Availability Act:

Physicians Almost Unanimous in Opposition to "Privacy" Regulations

Author: 
Kathryn A. Serkes
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

Dear Editor,

The most "heavy-handed" aspect of the new federal rules is the unprecedented government access to everyone's private medical records. ("Bogus scare tactics delay medical-privacy reforms," Debate, 3/20/01). While masquerading as patient protection, the rules would actually eliminate any last shred of patient confidentiality.

Tossing Medical Privacy Out the Window

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

Americans have lost a bit more of their right to privacy --- and a little more of the freedom that goes along with it.

On April 12, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will be implementing the so-called medical privacy regulations which were written and hurriedly submitted in the closing days of the Clinton administration.

Debate over Medical Privacy Rule Change is Misdirected

Author: 
Twila Brase, RN
Article Type: 
Report from the States
Issue: 
Summer 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
2

Outrage over the latest proposed modification to the federal medical privacy rule is misdirected and political.



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