Privacy regarding medical records has always been a large concern of mine. I have even been known to refuse to give my social security number because of fear of unauthorized access (knowing that this means I then cannot use my health insurance). The electronic record is being forced on the health care system without attention being spent on the cause and effect on many different issues. Reading articles like Matt Anderson’s published in World Magazine called Prying Eyes scares the life out of me! You have got to read his description of the HIPAA rule and how it has hurt patient privacy. Very ironic!

I just keep hoping that sense and logic will prevail before more damage is done.

What have you had to deal with regarding privacy?

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