2. Protecting your Patient's Privacy

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch2

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Protecting your Patient's Privacy, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch2

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332520

Online ISBN: 9781444323917



  • protecting your patient's privacy;
  • healthcare websites, and Privacy Policy - but PatientsLikeMe, having an Openness Philosophy;
  • PatientsLikeMe sites, bringing people together - fixing a broken healthcare system;
  • genetic privacy, and advances - in medical information technology;
  • personal health record (PHR) systems - rigorous security protocols, for threat;
  • inappropriate access prevention - harder than ever;
  • PHRs, and privacy - patient's ability in saying whose access counts are appropriate;
  • advising patients on protecting their privacy - not publicly post, identifying information about one's health;
  • Wal-Mart Watch, measures by Wal-Mart - identifying and discriminating against employees with high health care costs;
  • social networking websites, Facebook - misleading, with a business model of publicity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • PHRs help and hinder security

  • PHRs allow privacy

  • Advising your patients on how to protect their privacy

  • Protecting your own privacy

  • References