[ Tuesday, October 03, 2006 ]


The Effect of HIPAA on Research: I haven't had a chance to review this report yet, but the Institutes of Medicine have compiled a lot of responses from various industry participants to try to determine if the Privacy Rule hindered or helped the medical research industry. The report is here. I'll post more once I get the chance to review it. This is a big deal, because there was a lot of fear that the privacy restrictions (and in particular the threat of punishments including jail time) would put a big damper on the willingness of folks to participate in research studies.

Jeff [10:00 AM]

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