[ Tuesday, June 03, 2003 ]
Here's an article
on HIPAA in the New York Times. The most ironic part: Janlori Goldman, the head of the Health Privacy Project at Georgetown and a prime mover in getting HIPAA into law and regulation, couldn't find out information about a relative who was unconscious in a hospital. As you know, hospitals must allow patients to opt out of facility directories, but some hospitals take the more cautious route and let patients opt in
if they want to be listed in the directory. Ms. Goldman's cousin didn't opt in, so the hospital refused to release her information to Ms. Goldman and her family.
Hmmm. Hoisted on her own petard.
Jeff [1:51 PM]
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