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Opinion: Opposing Views on Health Records Breach

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

December 16, 2011

Two opinion pieces in the Edmonton Journal offer opposing views on recent electronic health network access incidents. Paula Simons writes, "We trust our healthcare providers with the most intimate personal secrets, and we expect that our privacy will be respected," suggesting those are the very reasons "malicious misuse of Alberta's Web-based health information network" have been "so disturbing." In an editorial, meanwhile, the newspaper suggests reactions to the "privacy scare" have been "overblown."
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