HIPAA consistently falls behind health and wellness technology, jeopardizing individuals’ data privacy.
The HIPAA privacy rule exemplifies HIPAA’s strengths and weaknesses.
HIPAA does not go far enough to protect health-related information inferred from location data collected by cellphones.
Recent changes to patient right of access policies could open the door to increased privacy challenges.
A comprehensive legal mandate for health data holders could better protect electronic health information.
HIPAA has delivered meaningful benefits to consumers but still needs updating to address new and emerging privacy challenges.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of HIPAA’s passage, leading scholars explore the law’s impact on privacy and health care.