health records http://wrvo.org en Patients, privacy and employers http://wrvo.org/post/patients-privacy-and-employers <p>Your employer is concerned about rising insurance costs and you don’t want to see your benefits slashed, so they ask you to participate in some medical tests and enroll in a wellness plan. If you and your fellow employees participate, you’ll qualify for discounts on your premium and deductible.</p><p>Is this an invasion of privacy? Where do these records go and who will see them? Will your colleagues know if you didn’t participate in the wellness program?</p><p>This week, “Take Care” interviews <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/board-of-directors/">Dr. Deborah Peel</a>, a physician, and a leading advocate for patients’ rights and the founder of <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/">Patient Privacy Rights</a>, a bipartisan coalition for patient privacy. Dr. Peel says she understands the need to have healthy, happy employees but does not agree with what she calls the “short-sighted” solution.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Deborah Peel.</strong></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38417 at http://wrvo.org Patients, privacy and employers