NEGATIVE MEDICAL SOLVENCY 250
PROTECTING PRIVACY CREATES OTHER PROBLEMS -- IT BECOMES A MONSTER
Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post, August 23, 1999, SECTION: A SECTION; Pg. A01 TITLE: Long Reach Into Patients' Privacy; New Uses of Data Illustrate Potential Benefits, Hazards // acs-EE2001
Regardless of whether Congress or the administration ultimately sets the rules, the competing interests of confidentiality versus new uses of health information mean that some constituencies inevitably will end up dissatisfied. Said Robert Gellman, a former congressional staff member who now is a consultant on confidentiality issues: "This privacy stuff is its own little monster."
MEDICAL INFORMATION BEYOND ELECTRONIC FORMS MUST ALSO BE PROTECTED
Modern Physician, May 1, 2000, Pg. 44 TITLE: Making privacy the priority // acs-EE2001
The biggest point to drive home, Tang says, is that it isn't only information in electronic form that needs to be protected. It's all patient information whether it's communicated orally, in writing or electronically.
"We're trying to protect the confidentiality of the information, not just the media it's stored on," Tang says. "You try to protect the information in any way it's communicated or used. It applies to oral communication as well."