Thursday, July 5, 2007
Apparently health care workers are capable of taking privacy laws (rules) too far. Read this article by Jane Gross in the New York Times. We are forgetting that sometimes we need to share information to take care of patients or to help their families take care of them. So now Sen Edwar Kennedy and Sen Patrick Leahy plan to introduce more legislation to create an office within the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to interpreting and enforcing medical privacy. Do you think that will help? I don't think you can legislate "common sense".