Who should own your medical information, your Doctor, your Pharmacist - or you?
Zellers Stores in Canada is being taken over. As the new owners don't intend to run Pharmacies, Zellers are going to sell all of its customers' pharmaceutical information - without asking the customers.
Your personal health information or PHI, as it is sometimes referred to, should be for your eyes and your eyes only. However certain laws governed by HIPPA. The Health information patient portability act, in addition governs who else sees your PHI, or medical information. It is important that next to yourself, that only your personal physician has access to your medical records, in order for him/her to make sound medical decisions in reference to a medical condition that you may have. This of course is essential for your doctor to have; to properly treat you for a medical condition that you may now have, or may develop in the future.
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