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confidentiality

 [kon-fĭ-den-she-al´ĭ-te]
a substantive rule in bioethics saying that the information a patient reveals to a health care provider is private and has limits on how and when it can be disclosed to a third party; usually the provider must obtain permission from the patient to make such a disclosure.

con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty

(kon'fi-den-shē-al'i-tē),
The legally protected right afforded to (and duty required of) specifically designated health care professionals not to disclose information discerned or communicated during consultation with a patient.
[L. con-fido, to trust, be assured]

confidentiality

/con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty/ (kon″fĭ-den″she-al´ĭ-te) the principle in medical ethics that the information a patient reveals to a health care provider is private and has limits on how and when it can be disclosed to a third party.

confidentiality

[kon′fiden′shē·al′itē]
1 the nondisclosure of information except to another authorized person.
2 (in research) protection of study participants such that an individual participant�s identity cannot be linked to the information provided to the researcher and is never publicly divulged.

confidentiality

Medspeak-UK
The non-disclosure of the private information of another. The state of data privacy, which is generally held under legal and ethical obligations of non-disclosure.

Patient privacy 
An implied agreement between a physician and a patient that all information related by the patient is to be held in the strictest of confidence, unless it is illegal and/or dangerous to society.

Psychiatry
The ethical principle that a physician may not reveal any information disclosed in the course of medical care, unless the patient who disclosed that information poses a threat to him/herself or others. Psychiatrists need a lower disclosure threshold, because they may see patients in their practice who are mentally volatile and potentially dangerous.

confidentiality

Psychiatry The ethical principle that a physician may not reveal any information disclosed in the course of medical care. See Anne Sexton, Bennett-Leahy bill, Doctor-patient relationship, Hippocratic Oath, Malpractice, Privilege, Privileged communication.

con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty

(kon'fi-den-shē-al'i-tē)
The statutorily protected right and duty of health professionals not to disclose information acquired during consultation with a patient.
[L. con-fido, to trust, be assured]

confidentiality

The principle which protects the right of patients to expect that details of their medical conditions should be divulged only to those who need to know them for medical purposes.

con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty

(kon'fi-den-shē-al'i-tē)
The legally protected right afforded to (and duty required of) specifically designated health care professionals not to disclose information discerned or communicated during consultation with a patient.
[L. con-fido, to trust, be assured]

confidentiality,

n the nondisclosure of certain information except to another authorized person.

confidentiality

secrecy relating to information. All clinical data have a degree of confidentiality, the level varying with the information and the circumstances.
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28, 1991, the suit claims, InfoVest and The WEFA Group entered into an agreement governing evaluation of the proposal, including obligations of confidentiality.
Judge Wilken also ruled that, because of the sloppy and lax procedures that Gemisys had utilized with respect to its program, it was not a trade secret and was not subject to any obligations of confidentiality.