Protecting Your Health Privacy: A Citizen's Guide to Safeguarding the Security of Your Medical Information
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Protecting Your Health Privacy: A Citizen's Guide to Safeguarding the Security of Your Medical Information

by Jacqueline Klosek
     
 

Protecting Your Health Privacy empowers ordinary citizens with the legal and technological knowledge and know-how we need to protect ourselves and our families from prying corporate eyes, medical identity theft, ruinous revelations of socially stigmatizing diseases, and illegal punitive practices by insurers and employers.

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Overview

Protecting Your Health Privacy empowers ordinary citizens with the legal and technological knowledge and know-how we need to protect ourselves and our families from prying corporate eyes, medical identity theft, ruinous revelations of socially stigmatizing diseases, and illegal punitive practices by insurers and employers.

• Sample forms for exercising one's health rights, such as a form to request copies of medical records

• Tables of information useful for protecting medical privacy, such as key questions to ask one's personal health-record provider and summaries of key laws

• A detailed glossary that clarifies key terms related to health privacy

• A comprehensive bibliography

• Resources for additional research

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It could be used as the basis for a comprehensive course. . . . I know of no better reference source on this topic." - patientprivacyreview.com

"This consumer-oriented guide exposes threats to health privacy that are posed by data technology insecurities, employer and insurance company interests, identity theft and malicious behaviors, and inadequate awareness and vigilance. It describes practical ways to safeguard personal medical information and exercise health privacy rights. . . . Summing up: Recommended." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313387173
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Ford Saeks

"Any citizen caregiver will find this book useful in their quest to provide care and protect the privacy of their loved ones."

Ford Saeks, President, Prime Concepts Group Inc.

Pat Williams
"This consumer-oriented book serves as a great resource for understanding healthcare information privacy and provides invaluable references for what consumers should do if they have to respond to medical identity theft."

Pat Williams

"This consumer-oriented book serves as a great resource for understanding healthcare information privacy and provides invaluable references for what consumers should do if they have to respond to medical identity theft."

Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic

Dr. Leslie Van Romer
"Concerns about personal privacy profoundly impact our everyday lives, and medical information privacy is of the utmost importance. This book helps explain the multitude of legislative and legal rights and laws for this rapidly developing issue."
Max Izenberg
"Keeping track of your health information privacy involves much more than signing a form at your doctor's office. Protecting Your Healthcare Privacy gives the whole picture of healthcare privacy, including its relation to data privacy, identity theft, and the current legislative agenda."

Dr. Leslie Van Romer

"Concerns about personal privacy profoundly impact our everyday lives, and medical information privacy is of the utmost importance. This book helps explain the multitude of legislative and legal rights and laws for this rapidly developing issue."

Dr. Leslie Van Romer, author of Getting into Your Pants and companion workbook, Getting into Your Pants Playbook, www.GettingintoYourPants.com

Pat Heydlauff
"From the basics of health privacy law to health privacy at work, Jacqueline Klosek covers it all in this go-to guide to health privacy. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a crash course in this complex topic!"
Daniel Burrus
"I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to protect his or her health information."

Max Izenberg

"Keeping track of your health information privacy involves much more than signing a form at your doctor's office. Protecting Your Healthcare Privacy gives the whole picture of healthcare privacy, including its relation to data privacy, identity theft, and the current legislative agenda."

Max Izenberg, author of Reaching for 100

Daniel Burrus

"I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to protect his or her health information."

Daniel Burrus, author of Technotrends

Ford Saeks
"Any citizen caregiver will find this book useful in their quest to provide care and protect the privacy of their loved ones."

Pat Heydlauff

"From the basics of health privacy law to health privacy at work, Jacqueline Klosek covers it all in this go-to guide to health privacy. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a crash course in this complex topic!"

Pat Heydlauff, Author, Speaker, Consultant

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Klosek is a certified information privacy professional and senior counsel with Goodwin Procter, LLP, in New York.

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