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Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...can market is also demanding improved security and confidentiality in healthcare transactions with the Health Insuran...ality, ensuring 100 per cent absolute security and confidentiality is impossible. Instead, maintaining a good balance between actual or realistic needs, risks, costs a...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...olumbus Friday. "The obligations imposed by the confidentiality agreement are intended to preclude improper disclo...e lives of innocent patients without violating the confidentiality agreement with the Bank," Saha said. "I plan to hold a video press conference in New Delhi from t...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...ay released new guidelines to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised in the process of collecting an...ions, they call for countries to adopt privacy and confidentiality laws. Some of the main recommendations from the guidelines include: * Health data needs to improve...

WHO, UNAIDS Issue New Guidance on HIV Testing and Counseling

...esting and counseling, the 3 Cs - that is consent, confidentiality and counseling - must be respected," he added....

Three Cases of Hepatitis C Points Finger at One NYC Doctor

... the doctor or whether he had the infection citing confidentiality statutes. They disclosed the fact the doctor has not been practicing....

Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems

...his cellmate hanged himself. Lack of privacy and confidentiality were also issues, with some prisoners having to discuss problems like sexually transmitted diseases in front of other inmates. There was also a feeling that some staff took a tough approach to all prisoners because a number faked illnesses to get med...

When 'prevalence' Makes for Disparity in AIDS Care

... "but could not get any information in writing for confidentiality reasons", he added. "As many as 39 laboratories have confirmed on personal communication that they re testing two HIV positive people every month on an average," said Sharma. He added: "We could trace seven people with HIV positive status by pers...

All U.S. States To Begin Names-Based Reporting of HIV Cases by End of 2007

...tion code, was "instituted to protect the people's confidentiality because of fears of stigmatization and potential d...o have access to the database must take an oath of confidentiality and undergo special training. The names also are stored on a stand-alone computer system that is in ...

Giant Healthcare Provider to Set Up Massive Gene Bank

...hat such private records will be maintained in all confidentiality and kept separately from more accessible medical records. Other such biobanks exist and are increasingly being developed in the United States and outside, as scientists attempt to use the information from the recent decoding of the human genome to...

Doctors –you’ve Got Mal

...reased workload to their weeks, fears of patients’ confidentiality being compromised and patients being in obvious danger of communicating urgent medical problems via e-mail instead of directly. Advances in technology seem to be answering these fears. There are now websites, which enable doctors to access their pa...

NewYork-Presbyterian Receives Highest Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery

...of Physicians and Surgeons. "We pride ourselves on confidentiality and the individuality of each patient, and aim to have all patients feel comfortable and confident prior to surgery." Source-Newswise...

Stolen Body Parts From Human Cadavers used as Implants by 25 UK Hospitals

...ance has to be struck between the need to preserve confidentiality and meeting the public interest. We conducted our own internal review and concluded that any danger of the identity of recipients being discoverable was slight, and that there was a public interest in releasing the information. We advised them that t...

Research Ethics Requirements Compromising Quality of Health Research

... They believe that some kind of trade-off between confidentiality costs and health benefits is unavoidable, and call for public debate about what it means to protect patients’ interests. The evidence suggests that public concern about an opt-out approach to being contacted by a researcher is minimal. Particularly...

Electronic Patient Record "Serious Threat" to Patient Confidentiality

...nts' health records are made universally available confidentiality is put at risk and the potential consequences are serious, adds Anthony Winston, Consultant in Eating Disorders, in a final letter. "When serious harm can result from a course of action explicit consent is required. The Royal College of General Pract...

An analysis of pros and cons of health education at the workplace

...Partnering with health plans may avoid some of the confidentiality and other barriers to worksite HP/DP programs. Ultimately, the success of health promotion programs depends on employee participation. It has been debated that shifting health costs from employers to employees will give workers incentives to decrea...

Panacea Biotec In-Licenses FMD Vaccine

...r Indian company but declined to disclose citing a confidentiality clause. (Source:PTI News)...

Plans To Computerise NHS, Costs Thrice

...ice, but it looks to threaten patients and publics confidentiality more – says Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA's GPs committee...

A Boy Undergoing Treatment For Cancer Gets AIDS At AIIMS

...tification for the AIIMS to take shelter under the confidentiality of doctor-patient relation. And he pointed out that here it is the victim who is the patient of the hospital. When defence team of AIIMS tried to press with the arguments, Justice Sen ordered the personal appearance of the Medical Superintendent t...

UK Patients Seek Fertility Treatment Abroad Due To The Long Waiting List

...tment and information such as the level of patient confidentiality and what rights they would have if treatment goes wrong. Clare Brown, chief executive of patient support group Infertility Network UK, said that patients would not travel abroad for treatment if they could access it in the UK....

Future of Canadian Medical Association Journal Threatened

...n its pages. Dr. Hoey and Ms. Todkill had signed confidentiality agreements, which prevented them from speaking freely about conflicts that they had the CMA. However they have mentioned that when they were fired on Feb 20 they were not given any reason. Although the CMA refuses to say why the two were fired, the...

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