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patient confidentiality

Medical practice A Pt's right to privacy and freedom from public dissemination of information that the Pt regards as being of a personal nature. See HIPAA, Medical privacy.
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RCN chief executive Peter Carter said although the RCN could not condone breaking patient confidentiality, it felt the NMC had been unnecessarily harsh.
The current stance does nothing for public confidence and lends weight to the victim's family's claims that the hospital is "hiding behind" patient confidentiality.
But Ashworth Hospital, where Brady is being held, has won a temporary injunction stopping publication in Britain while it is checked whether the book breaches patient confidentiality.
If routine screening is adopted, tracking of persons who test positive must be developed to ensure that appropriate and continuing follow-up is provided and patient confidentiality is preserved.
With Arcot's "cryptographic camouflage" technology, doctors and clinics can use iRetrieve's powerful, convenient electronic patient records management solution with complete assurance that patient confidentiality and document security remain uncompromised.
Following Congress' failure to enact patient confidentiality legislation by the August deadline, the U.
Although licensed pharmacists must abide by patient confidentiality standards specified in state practice acts and regulations issued by state boards, most retail pharmacy operators have also adopted strict patient confidentiality practices.
A study in the June 10 Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that publication of such genealogies can violate patient confidentiality
Yet the concept of patient confidentiality is not what it was.
Dr Ruth Bagshaw broke normal patient confidentiality rules and went to police because she was worried about sick urges Gareth Jordan, 55, told her he was having, a court heard.
We are treating this as a breach of patient confidentiality and are now carrying out a thorough investigation into how and why this happened.
Ms Ferraro was working at the West Wales General Hospital Carmarthenshire NHS Trust when she breached patient confidentiality sometime between 2002 and 2006.

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