Dylan's Story: Name and Personal Health Information Released for Research Study Without His Permission
Dylan received a phone call at work (by name) that offered him a free cholesterol screening as part of a research study by Astrazenica. He was told that they received his name from a patient list at his health insurance company. Read More
Marsha's home fax machine happens to have a telephone number similar to one of a health care facility. On several occasions, the local hospital has faxed patient records to her home. Read More
Jenny had breast cancer and was seeking treatment from her HMO. She was contacted by the Northern California Cancer Center to participate in the Young Women's Breast Cancer Survey. Her health provider had disclosed her condition to this group without her consent. Read More
Robert visited a chiropractor for a treatment. He decided not to return for more treatments, but the office's receptionist read his medical file and contacted him on her own. Read More
Ricardo works for a California company in Mexico City. He saw the company doctor and requested an HIV test. He later found out that the doctor had told someone in the human resources department who in turn told his supervisor of the test request.