What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours

A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.

Margaret Riley, Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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Video: What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records

The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 31, 2020 ~7 min

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