Legislation Archive

Patient Records: Why Doctors Don’t Want to Share

Travis Good writes on the perceived dilemma presented by the movement to give patients control (and therefore, ownership) of their own medical records. I’ll start off by noting that the HIPAA rule clearly gives health data ownership to the patient at a reasonable cost.  ”Great,” you say.  ”I can request my record, and …

Don’t Look Back

March 31 is the deadline for most Americans to ensure that they have enrolled in a qualifying health insurance program or else face penalties when they file their income taxes, and in many ways this is the most concrete of the deadlines imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care …

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