The federal privacy law known as HIPAA doesn’t cover home paternity tests, fitness trackers or health apps. When a Florida woman complained after seeing the paternity test results of thousands of people online, federal regulators told her they didn’t have jurisdiction

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We have devices that track our daily exercise and the quality of our sleep. Test results are sent from lab in hours, and doctors can see patients over video. And yet, a patient sometimes can’t easily have her medical file sent from one doctor to another, even in the same building, and sometimes medical record software is so difficult to work with that a doctor can only search one page at a time

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University students have less privacy for their campus health records than they would have if they sought care off campus. Schools say they are trying to seek the right balance between privacy and safety

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A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?

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Thousands of critical medical systems, such as MRI machines, are available for hackers to access online, according to researchers

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You are not one organism, but a system of trillions. Each groove in the body and all its surfaces are teeming with microbes

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Some countries’ demands for the erasure of search engine results on privacy grounds could soon affect even information available in the United States

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How do people use, misuse or abuse Hipaa, the federal regulations protecting patients’ confidential health information?

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