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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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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.
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.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust was alerted to the serious breach of patient confidentiality when the device was discovered by a member of the public in Barnard Castle.
AN ambulance trust has said patient confidentiality could have been broken as it continues to investigate apparently leaked information.
A spokeswoman for the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health Trust last night again refused to comment on the Craig Sexton case ( because of patient confidentiality.
It will not put doctors in a difficult position because we do not have to disclose the identity of the patient, which would be breaching patient confidentiality,' he said.
Nurses risk breaking patient confidentiality but could fall foul of police if they don't report drugs.

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