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Patient survey shows unresolved tension over health data privacy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: ama-assn.org A new examination of patient perspectives on data privacy illustrates unresolved tension over the eroding security and confidentiality of personal health information in a wired society and economy. More than 92% of patients believe privacy is a right and their health data should not be available for purchase, according to a survey (PDF) released today by the American …

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For Breaking News about Cancer Diagnoses, Patients Prefer Breast Imagers

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Whitney J. Palmer From: diagnosticimaging.com Patients indicated breast imaging radiologists expressed more empathy over the diagnosis and had more understanding of their scans than other providers. Breast imaging radiologists are in the best position to give patients bad news associated with their exams. From the patient’s perspective, radiologists do the best job in delivering upsetting information, said Colleen McNally, …