Medical Privacy

Medical privacy or health privacy is the practice of keeping information about the illnesses of patients confidential. This involves both conversational discretion on the part of providers, and security of medical records. The terms can also refer to the physical privacy of patients from other patients and providers while in a medical facility. Modern concerns include degree of disclosure to insurance companies, employers, and other third parties. The advent of electronic medical records has raised new concerns about privacy, balanced with efforts to reduce duplication of services and medical errors.

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Medical Privacy - Netherlands
... introduction of a nation-wide system for the exchange of medical information and access to electronic patient records led to much discussion in the Netherlands ...

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