Improve Privacy in Research by Eliminating Informed Consent? IOM Report Misses the Mark
6 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2009 Last revised: 11 Feb 2014
Date Written: September 30, 2009
In February 2009, the Institute of Medicine released its report on privacy in health research, Beyond the Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research. The report is based on formal presentations, commissioned and invited surveys and papers, a literature review, and deliberations by the Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information: The HIPAA Privacy Rule. The Committee was charged with addressing the often-expressed concern of researchers that the Privacy Rule burdens research without adequately protecting the privacy interests of patients and subjects.
Keywords: Privacy, Informed Consent, IOM, Privacy rule, HIPAA, research
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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