HIPAA Blog

[ Tuesday, March 20, 2012 ]

 

How Much of Your PHI Should be Online? This goes to the dichotometric point I make over and over again: there's much value in making everyone's PHI available to everyone else, which is the exact opposite of medical record privacy. If you have a disease or condition, and you and your doctors had the ability to look at the experiences of everyone else who had your disease or condition, you'd know a lot more about what to expect and what might work for you. Thus, sharing PHI serves a good. Of course, there's a countervailing emphasis on hermetically sealing off your PHI so nobody knows your personal business. Total PHI privacy serves a good too.

HIPAA, and any other medical privacy architechture, must balance between those two powerful and polar opposite positions.

Jeff [10:53 AM]

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