Protecting privacy becomes quality-of-care issue for hospitals

08/8/2008 | Atlantic Information Services

Hospitals are tracking how well they protect patient privacy, not only because of HIPAA, but also as a measure of quality care and even as a way to gain a competitive market advantage. Some hospitals have moved to single-patient rooms only, knowing it increases patient satisfaction and sense of privacy, and some are tackling concerns about health care providers discussing patients in public areas.

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