Health information, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and health care: What do physicians think? Most physicians in this survey believe that the Privacy Rule does not improve the protection of confidential health information

Julia Slutsman, Nancy E Kass, John McGready, Matthew Wynia

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This study examines physicians' attitudes toward key Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule requirements and assesses the effects of their implementation. We found that despite physicians' generally negative views toward the Privacy Rule, they rated organizations implementing more rule requirements better at protecting the privacy of patient records than organizations that have not implemented the requirements. The policy implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-842
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health Policy

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