Patient data privacy and access resources
AMA seeks to ensure that patients have meaningful controls over and a clear understanding of how their health information data is being used.
Privacy, confidentiality & medical records: CEJA reports
Download PDFs of reports on this topic for the Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA) presented during the AMA Interim and Annual Meetings.
Must physicians disclose personal health information to patients?
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics gives guidance to physicians on disclosing vaccination status.
Common HIPAA violations physicians should guard against
Since 2003, these five violations of patient privacy have been catching the attention of federal regulators who have been keeping an eye on physicians.
COVID-19 contact tracing, isolation are key: How to do them ethically
Ethical questions surround these crucial public health measures. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provide clarity.
Ethical practice in isolation, quarantine & contact tracing
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidance to help physicians strike the balance with patient's rights and privacy when dealing with contact tracing, isolation or quarantine.
Use of patient registries during public health emergencies
While patient information data can be useful during a pandemic, the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidelines on protecting patient confidentiality.
Google-Ascension deal comes as concerns rise on use of health data
Patient privacy cannot be retrieved once it’s lost. Learn how the AMA has made protecting patient health data in the digital age a top priority.