“I’m sorry, but I cannot disclose that.”
Clinicians and patients alike will laugh at this, but behind the laughter are anger and frustration. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a law created to protect patients, has borne with it serious obstacles to effective care. How did this happen? What went wrong on the road to protecting privacy?
Berwick DM, Gaines ME. How HIPAA Harms Care, and How to Stop It. JAMA. 2018;320(3):229–230. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8829
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