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Re: Confidentiality Policies

  On Wed, 8 May 1996, Lewis Lorton wrote:
  > I have said this before but I will concentrate on simple sentences.
  > If you want the standards and efficiency of modern health care, then
  > computers and data storage must be used.
  > If you want absolute confidentiality and privacy, the real cost to
  > healthcare, and to the consumers, will be incredibly high.
     Ok Lew, thanks for using simple sentences.  Here are two for you.  
  1.  Should a patient who goes to a shrink and uses insurance to pay for it
  have the right to prevent medical researchers, public health officials,
  and others from getting access to his records? 
  2.  Should patients have the right to keep information from genetic 
  testing from insurance companies?
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