By Dan Bowman from FierceHealthIT
Several factors have contributed to the demise of patient privacy in recent years, according to software analyst and healthcare blogger Shahid Shah (a.k.a., The Health IT Guy).
For example, Shah said at a recent discussion hosted by the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation on the best privacy practices for electronic health records in the cloud, patients tend to not “demand” privacy as the cost of doing business with providers.
“It’s rare for patients to choose physicians, health systems or other care providers based on their privacy views,” Shah said in a blog post summarizing thoughts he shared at the event. “Even when privacy violations are found and punished, it’s uncommon for patients to switch to other providers.”
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