Navigation Links
Rules on Patients' Medical Data Hampering Research
Date:11/13/2007

In survey, most scientists said current laws are too cumbersome

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Regulators may be going too far in their efforts to protect human research subjects, a new survey of research scientists suggests.

Two-thirds of doctors recently surveyed said that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which oversees the release of patients' medical information, has hindered research. Only one-quarter felt the new rules had actually enhanced patients' confidentiality and privacy.

"According to the scientists surveyed, HIPAA is slowing and adding cost to clinical and population research. This has the potential to delay important research findings," said Dr. Roberta B. Ness, the study's lead author and chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

"The pendulum has been swinging for decades and is continuing at light speed. There is no sign of it swinging back," added Dr. Norman Fost, author of an accompanying editorial and chair of the Institution Review Board at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.

The study is published in the Nov. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The original intent of the 1996 HIPAA Privacy Rule was to allow consumers to carry their insurance from job to job. But the final version tilts more toward protecting the privacy of medical records and information.

"Currently, an Institute of Medicine/National Academies panel is considering what suggested actions should be taken," Ness noted. "These may include suggesting changes in the rule or better guidance and implementation. That report should be out next summer or fall."

According to background information in this paper, HIPAA was supposed to find a balance between protecting individuals' privacy and allowing the use and disclosur
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Proposes New Rules for Sunscreens
2. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
3. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
4. First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Philip Morris in Lights Class Action
5. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
6. New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women
7. Revised California Stem Cell Research Rules Fail to Ensure Affordable Access to Cures, Consumers Warn
8. Draft Rules Wont Stop Insurers Illegal Cancellations of Health Policies
9. Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals Safety
10. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
11. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rules on Patients' Medical Data Hampering Research
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS ... men. , For style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this ... news for men everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... pipeline review 2015” provides comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative ... negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with 22 market data tables and 4 ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Breakthrough ... wrist pain treatment. Dr. Lev Kalika, founder of New York Dynamic Neuromuscular ... authority on the conservative treatment of back, hip, knee and shoulder pain as ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... Hand sanitizers have become extremely popular with an annual industry growth ... advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, hand sanitizers can effectively decrease the presence of ... sanitizers must be applied correctly and users must be aware of its limitations. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... and the overall status of the Gelatin Capsule manufacturers. The report is a ... industry. , The report depicts the global and Chinese market for the Gelatin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 2Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 3Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 4Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 2Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 4
... be reacting to varying degrees of energy loss during aerobic ... predisposition. How our bodies react to exercise programs is genetic ... like the level of blood glucose in the body etc. ... scientists from Washington University School of Medicine, exercise can help ...
... the first time in India ,German Remedies, a part of ... treatment // of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) ... progressive disease, which at present has no cure. The disease ... becomes progressively more common with increasing age. ,Fludarabine ...
... scan study of the smokers reveals that the smokers may ... brain’s sensitivity to smoking. ,Researchers have found that the ... in smokers according to the brain responses to the smoking ... into the brain images of smokers in a bid to ...
... Pharma-Planta, wants to produce vaccines and other treatments for major ... to start clinical trials by the year 2009. The project's ... greatest benefit to developing nations where they feel that access ... keeping in mind that human health and the environment are ...
... pounds above ideal body weight. Obesity is slowly becoming a global ... a recent report the number of obese adults in the U.S. ... 15 percent in 1970. ,Obesity not only causes problems ... etc. This has resulted in spiraling of private healthcare costs and ...
... that uncomplicated twin pregnancies may be more risky to ... Imperial College London report that normal monochorionic diamniotic twin ... monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy, the twin fetuses share the ... are the most common form of twin pregnancies that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Producing Vaccines from genetically modified crops 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 The report "Silage Inoculants ... (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus & Enterococcus), Enzymes (Fibre-digesting & Starch-digesting), Crop-type ... Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market is expected to reach ... from 2015 to 2020. Browse 75 ... 194 P ages and an in-depth ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , 2 de julio de 2015 ... ADN de alto rendimiento en ... American College of Pathologists (CAP). La instalación de BGI en ... laboratorio de secuenciación de próxima generación que recibe la ... el más alto estándar en prácticas de laboratorio clínico. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015   BioLife Solutions , ... marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic ... related cloud hosted biologistics cold chain management app ... announced that Seattle Business Magazine has included BioLife ... work for in Washington state for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 4BGI recibe la acreditación del College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2BioLife Solutions Named One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington State 2BioLife Solutions Named One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington State 3
... 16 Announced on November 06, 2009 by Mr. Mark ... and the Board of MEGGLE Group of Wasserburg, Germany, represented ... Christian Sedlatschek, CFO, the companies are entering a long-term partnership ... , DAVISCO Foods is an international cheese and food ingredient ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16 AMD LASERS, the world leader ... the addition of Bart Waclawik as Chief Operating Officer. ... responsible for daily global operations, procurement, production, quality assurance, ... will lead the engineering effort on the next-generation of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DAVISCO Foods International, Inc. and MEGGLE Group Announce a Joint Venture for the Production of Pharmaceutical Lactose. 2AMD LASERS Announces the Addition of Bart Waclawik, New Chief Operating Officer 2
... The ODEI750D cameras are a new generation of ... between digital and video imaging. Images are captured ... in both video and digital formats. Video signals ... images are sent to the PC as uncompressed ...
Bench Top Horizontal (clean bench) Airflow Cabinet...
... biocompatibility testing at various temperatures, this ... through a clean heating unit to ... to 140F. Transparent panels allow full ... easy access to the work area. ...
... hood ventilates and purifies hazardous chemical ... exhaust. Bonded charcoal filters remove most ... clearance (with access shield open) accommodates ... options include final HEPA filter, work ...
Medicine Products: