July 17, 2018, Vol 320, No. 3, Pages 215-316
HIPAA and Protecting Health Information in the 21st Century
Glenn Cohen, JD; Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD
JAMA. 2018;320(3):231-232. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5630
This Viewpoint posits that HIPAA no longer fully protects health information in today’s big data era in which health data are collected and exchanged in nonclinical settings, such as social media, apps, and search engines, and proposes principles around which reform of health information privacy protections should be organized.