Getting Better Health Care – Protecting patients’ health information
With the growing use of electronic technologies, there is a growing need to protect patients’ health records from abuse. A key law that provides such protections is HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act. We discuss the privacy rule and myths about it with Trisha Torrey, Every Patients Advocate, the Patient Empowerment Guide on About.com and author of You Bet Your Life! The Ten Mistakes Every Patient Makes.