Petition Demands Privacy for Electronic Health Records

This “eWeek article”:,1895,1879716,00.asp
announces a petition that putportedly will help protect patient privacy.
The petition being circulated by the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center states that patients should be able to choose who can view medical records, explicitly bars employers from viewing employees’ medical records and states that sharing private information should not be a precondition of receiving care.

As an example of what *could happen* with proposals like this; “Also this week, the Commission for Systemic Operability released 14 recommendations to ease the creation of systems that could instantly supply a patient’s health information when necessary.”. See this URL “”:

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