Health records privacy: Contemporary issues, complaints and claims

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Health information can reflect a person’s medical condition (including HIV status), mental health, lifestyle, sexual preference, personal history (in terms of sexual or other abuse), family and beliefs.

This information can be valuable not only in terms of clinical care but also in relation to medical research, population planning, genetic profiling, personalised medicine, workers compensation, insurance profiles and, in cases, dealing with paternity, custody and other disputes.

Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner in the Health, Aged Care and Life Sciences at Holman Webb Lawyers, was recently published in the July edition of The Law Society Journal discussing privacy around health records.

Read the full article here.

Alison regularly contributes content to PH News.

 

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