Patient Data & Privacy: An Update

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Medical entities are tasked with handling a patient’s diagnosis and subsequent treatment with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. Complying with current healthcare regulations is crucial to maintain a patient’s trust and protect the healthcare organization’s reputation as a professional, unbiased entity. Using a cancer diagnosis as an example, examine how current patient data and privacy laws could affect a patient. How A Disclosed Diagnosis Can Negatively Impact A Patient Failure to comply with healthcare regulations on privacy can lead to the misuse of a patient’s medical information about a cancer diagnosis and treatments which can detrimentally affect the patient’s personal…...

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Ainsley Lawrence Ainsley Lawrence is a writer who loves to talk about good health, balanced life, and better living through technology. She is frequently lost in a good book or podcast.