Practical Measures for Keeping Health Information Private
This article takes a careful look at information privacy to determine where and how personal information is being abused and disclosed, and how to prevent this. Some of the disclosures are simply a consequence of laziness and carelessness; others are calculating and deliberate; but they can all be controlled and in some cases eliminated by applying well-established methods and technology. The problem seems to be that institutions either do not understand what is required of them, or do not care enough to implement the appropriate measures. It seems also that systems are not being planned with privacy in mind, and consequently are not readily able to accommodate these demands.
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