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HIPAA, Meant To Protect, Can Also Impede Information Sharing

The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal: HIPAA Impedes the Sharing of Medical Information
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was a well-intentioned law designed to protect patients from having their health information disseminated without their approval, but it also impedes the sharing of information among those with the same health afflictions (DiPietro, 10/17). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.