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Teaching HIPAA with a Seinfeld clip

On my personal website I posted a HIPAA clarification flyer that I made up: “It’s your medical record. You have a right to it. It’s the law.” The PDF links to a Seinfeld clip from 1996 – the year HIPAA was...

“HIPAA is SO 1996”

That’s a direct quote from Paul Tang, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at last week’s meeting of the Health IT Policy committee, of which he is vice chair. Dr. Tang was riffing on an e-Patient Dave quote, which I read during my testimony: I want...

HIPAA’s Broken Promise

If you hate HIPAA, it’s your lucky day. Paul Ohm is handing you ammunition in his article, “Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization.” His argument: our current information privacy structure is a house built on sand....

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