Redaction in Medical Malpractice Litigation
Redaction is often used in medical malpractice litigation to hide the identities of patients who aren’t parties to the lawsuit. Materials needing editing generally do not comprise medical reports since these are unique to the patient whose case is in dispute. Instead, documents that require redaction are those that might infringe on other patients’ privacy.
Data Privacy and Healthcare Options
Over the last 30 years, the shift of medical records from paper to electronic files has created an increased awareness in the control of private health information. Using computers and databases has created an increase for those with clearance and those without access to and disclosing confidential information. Health care providers and public health practitioners have always valued their patients’ privacy.
What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records?
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?
HIPAA and New Privacy Risks with Tech Firms
Regardless of where your corporation stands, whether your company falls on the side of compliance with HIPAA or as a private firm, you’re allowed the loophole, it would be smart to not take advantage of patient information. Trust from citizens and consumers can make or break a business.