HIPAA Bad For Patients?

The HIPAA act should protect our medical privacy but do hospital officials go to far for fear of being sued? In this article are a few cases that make you question the HIPAA and the people who are supposed to follow the rules, in this case they seem to go overboard.

Although it started as a good idea, HIPAA has gotten out of control. A nursing student was reprimanded for violating the privacy act after she was seen reviewing her very own medical record. A health department representative refused to disclose to a newspaper the number of influenza cases in the county, incorrectly citing that it would be a HIPAA violation.

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