Are You Concerned About Patients Violating Your Privacy?

July 03, 2019

Physicians and other healthcare professionals are constantly admonished to protect the privacy and confidentiality of their patients, as they should. Patients' rights are enshrined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which is enforced by the US Government Office for Civil Rights.

Considerably less legal recourse is available to clinicians, and laws to protect their privacy are limited. Clinician privacy involves many issues, such as the unauthorized use of their images online and the many invasive questions they face when applying for medical licensure and other privileges.

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