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What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records

What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records?

By: CaseGuard

  Data Privacy in healthcare has become a hot button issue in the news lately, especially with firms such as Facebook coming under increasing scrutiny in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Did you know, according to recent legislation, patients or their legal representatives have the right to request access to their medical records? It is now common knowledge that when patients,...

May 26, 2020
Fingerprint Evidence | Is it Suitable for Trial Court

Fingerprint Evidence | Is it Suitable for Trial Court?

By: CaseGuard

  Crime Scene Investigation Despite the nail-biting drama of forensic television shows, crime scene investigation is not all that television and movies make it out to be. These types of shows have stirred a great deal of interest from the public and the criminal element alike. The science being used to solve a crime in less than 60 minutes creates the idea that forensics is as easy as looking...

May 25, 2020
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Privacy in Telehealth

Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Privacy in Telehealth

By: CaseGuard

  Telehealth includes using telecommunications technology to prevent and cure illness and to improve individuals' and communities' health. Although telemedicine has specific benefits for rural and underserved communities, it is increasingly recognized for its ability to reduce costs by offering real-time resources for encouraging wellbeing, preventing disease, and allowing chronic conditions to...

May 22, 2020
Artificial Intelligence In Personal Counseling

Artificial Intelligence In Personal Counseling

By: CaseGuard

  With mental illness becoming a rising problem globally, and more people seeking treatment, different methods are being applied to combat the high demand for counselors. With the current advances in technology, studies have shown that artificial intelligence could be an approach used in individual counseling soon. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of psychological counseling...

May 21, 2020
Privacy in the Era of Drones and Aerial Surveillance

Privacy in the Era of Drones and Aerial Surveillance

By: CaseGuard

  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones have flown into our lives both as commercial and military hardware and for the consumer hobbyist. Drones are really useful, hence the massive market for the devices and the enormous demand for the products. The possibilities for drones in an industrial setting are vast: industrial monitoring; aerial surveillance; aerial photography that, linked to AI,...

May 20, 2020
Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts

Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts

By: CaseGuard

  Healthcare is personal. It is private, and the law helps to ensure that it stays that way. Just imagine the horror that could result if everyone's medical records could easily be accessed. Who wants random people or their employer knowing they take certain medications or have a certain condition? Given the stigma for various types of illness - particularly things like mental health - keeping a...

May 19, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser

By: CaseGuard

  Idaho Deputy Struck by Vehicle The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho, has lost one of their deputies to a fatal accident. Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser, age 23, was fatally struck by a vehicle while on duty on Monday, May 18, 2020. He had served with the department for just over a year. Before becoming a member of the department, he had served the United States as a member of the U.S. Air...

May 18, 2020
Video Surveillance | Privacy and Traffic Management

Video Surveillance | Privacy and Traffic Management

By: CaseGuard

  In recent years, the world has experienced significant growth in road traffic. Road Traffic has forced road network managers to optimize the use of existing infrastructures and to provide drivers with reliable and comfortable conditions. Severe traffic disruptions, such as congestion and accidents, require real-time control of traffic conditions and the rapid implementation of suitable traffic...

May 15, 2020
Bite Marks | Objective Opinion and Junk Science

Bite Marks | Objective Opinion and Junk Science

By: CaseGuard

  Error Rates In 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote in its decision regarding Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., that among the many factors for courts to consider when admitting the evidence is the 'potential error rate' of a scientific method. The Daubert Standard and the Frye Standard (1923, Frye v. The United States) have come to be considered the written standards for what...

May 14, 2020
Hair Analysis | Science or Objective Opinion

Hair Analysis | Science or Objective Opinion

By: CaseGuard

  Scientific Method & Evidence When evidence is presented in the courtroom, it must face severe scrutiny by all sides in a trial. This scrutiny has been defined by previous court decisions regarding what is considered valid evidence or forensics that can be used in trial courts. These decisions have confirmed that regardless of the type of evidence presented, any analysis or conclusive...

May 13, 2020

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