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Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation

Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation

An article from the JAMA Open Network

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An article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified that some of the highest-ranking health apps used to assist people with mental health conditions (e.g. depression) and smoking cessation were sharing data with Facebook and Google services and that only a third disclosed such practices.

Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Guidance from the Office for Civil Rights on your right to access your health records

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From the HHS Office for Civil Rights website: Ask your doctor. You have the right to see and get copies of your health information - PDF. In most cases, you can get a copy the way you want it, such as by e-mail. While your doctor normally has up to 30 days to provide you a copy of your information, your doctor often can provide the information much sooner than that. If your doctor...

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Who is Revealing Your Private Medical Information?

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This service from Pro Publica allows a person to search and find out whether your hospital, clinic, pharmacy or health insurer has been named in patient privacy complaints, breaches or violations....

HIPAA Access Infographic

From the HealthIT.Gov website:  This infographic, titled Your Health Information, Your Rights, was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
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