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Health Records Being Uploaded to Databases Without Patient Consent

Health Records Being Uploaded to Databases Without Patient Consent

By Corinne Carey, Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union at 1:46pm
I just returned from the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy in Washington, D.C. where the title of this year’s Summit was: “Is there an American Health Privacy Crisis?” The Summit brought together privacy experts, public health officials, lawyers, technology developers, and academics to discuss the importance of privacy protection (as I wrote about last week) as the federal government moves to establish the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). Security breaches and patient consent were two major themes at the Summit—two issues which I believe are inextricably linked.
Are Patients About To Lose Control Over Their Medical Information?

Are Patients About To Lose Control Over Their Medical Information?

By Corinne Carey, Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union at 8:30am

During the Super Bowl two years ago, a commercial aired featuring a doctor questioning his patient, a man in boxer shorts sitting on an exam table, about whether he’d been tested for cortical spreading depression. The patient begins to say he…

Jim Crow Still on the Books in New York

By Corinne Carey, Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union at 3:16pm

Right now in New York, more than 122,000 people are prohibited from voting because of felony convictions. The state's felony disfranchisement policy — which prohibits people who are incarcerated or on parole for a felony offense from voting…

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