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LACK OF MEDICAL PRIVACY STOPS NEEDED HEALTH CARE REFORMS
ABSENCE OF PRIVACY PROTECTIONS HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE MEDICAL CARE IN AMERICA
Mike Hudson, Knight Ridder News Service, The Denver Post, October 30, 1999 SECTION: A SECTION; Pg. A-02 TITLE: Clinton issues medical mandate Privacy standards toughened // acs-EE2001
'A substantial barrier to improving the quality of care in this country has been the absence of enforceable privacy rules,' said Janlori Goldman, director of the Heath Privacy Project at Georgetown University. 'People are withdrawing from full participation because they are afraid their health records will fall into the wrong hands.'
LACK OF MEDICAL DATA SECURITY STOPS HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT MOVEMENTS
John Morrissey Modern Healthcare, February 7, 2000, Pg. 3 TITLE: ...while medical records security issue grows in influence // acs-EE2001
The concern about security of sensitive information is rightly a sensitive issue. One big breach on the Internet jeopardizes the momentum of the data-fueled healthcare improvement movement.