Patient’s Guide to HIPAA

 

The World Privacy Forum is a leading organization in health privacy. Our Patients’ Guide to HIPAA is the only patient-centered resource that explains in simple language how to use the law to protect your privacy.

The Patient’s Guide is now available as an ebook, as a PDF file, and online.

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WPF urges National Institutes of Health to expand privacy guidance for researchers

WPF is urging the National Institutes of Health to do more to properly advise the research community and to protect data subjects in its draft guidance on data management and sharing. WPF is asking for changes to the NIH guidance because in the US, much health research data in the hands of researchers is not subject to the privacy or security rules in HIPAA.

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA: How to Use the Law to Guard your Health Privacy

  Download PDF Download ePub Donate Credits → Version 2.0 Prepared by Robert Gellman for the World Privacy Forum, with assistance from Pam Dixon, executive director, World Privacy Forum. John Fanning, former privacy advocate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Lewis Lorton, health technology and privacy expert contributed to the first edition

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New Health Privacy Resource — The Patient’s Guide to HIPAA is the first comprehensive guide to medical privacy written expressly for patients with a practical eye as to how to use the law to protect privacy. It is a major privacy resource for patients, written directly and without legalese. The Patient’s Guide to HIPAA is