Medical Privacy

GUESTS: Heidi Wagner Hayduck Health Policy Consultant, Healthcare Leadership Council Attorney and specialist in health care and legislative policy Denise M. Nagel, M.D. Executive Director, National Coalition for Patients Rights Clinical Instructor, Harvard University Medical School Right now there are no federal standards to determine who can access your personal medical files on the internet. Part of the problem is that health care providers are often linked to networks that share information electronically. To prevent abuses, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala will propose national standards this week. Ray Suarez and guests will talk about controls on medical records and efforts to secure health privacy in the computer age ...on the next Talk of the Nation,from NPR News.

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