Descriptions of various types of health care practitioners.
In The Hospital
Learn how scribes compromise the integrity and privacy of the exam room AND what you can do about it!
A list of questions to ask during your visit.
Learn about the government Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, what you can do to protect your private information, the impact EHRs have on how your doctor treats you, and why you should be concerned.
Learn about those pesky and often lengthy questionnaire forms that have little to do with your actual treatment or diagnosis.
Consent forms come in many shapes and sizes. Although various state and federal laws govern what they must cover, not every form makes it easy for patients to protect their privacy and sharing choices. Learn what to look for and how to modify forms to reflect your desires here.
You can refuse to sign the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Form. Learn how and see examples here.
When you arrive at the clinic and check in at the registration desk, remember to keep these five things in mind.
Learn what EVERYONE can do to protect their information – even if forced to sign a consent form.