Are HIPAA rules impeding medical research?

Are HIPAA rules impeding medical research? The Philadelphia Inquirer: Health-Record Privacy Impeding Medical Analysis [Health records] have already been sealed since 1996, when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was signed into law to protect the privacy of personal health records. That safety applies not only to the charts of the living or recently deceased, but also to records dating to the 1700s and 1800s. Which poses a issue for historians and experts such as Segesser, who say the general public is becoming denied important information that could help guide current health care practices and plans .This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J.