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Family Caregivers Unite!

Family Caregivers Unite!

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May 11th 2010:Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for Family Caregivers

Dr Deborah Peel is a practicing physician and founder of the US organization, Patient Privacy Rights. Ms Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and the Policy Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. Both are deeply involved in pressing for better protection of healthcare privacy in the increasingly electronic world of healthcare. They highlight the services that their organizations provide and highlight those most likely to be helpful to family caregivers, in all types of families, who provide care for a family member. They explain the types of risks that loss of healthcare privacy may

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Micheal Vonn

Michael Vonn is a lawyer and the Policy Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, https://bccla.org/. She’s been an adjunct professor in the faculty of law at the University of British Columbia. She’s also been an adjunct professor at the University’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she teaches information ethics and intellectual freedom. She’s a regular guest instructor for the University’s College of Health Disciplines Interdisciplinary Elective in HIV/AIDS care. She’s a frequent speaker on a variety of civil liberties topics including privacy, national security, patient rights, policing, surveillance and free speech. And she’s a former boar
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Deborah Peel

Deborah Peel, MD, is a practicing psychoanalyst and American health privacy expert. In 2004, she founded Patient Privacy Rights, now the leading US consumer health-privacy watchdog with 10,000 members, http://patientprivacyrights.org/. She fights to restore patients’ rights to control their health information in electronic systems to prevent generations of discrimination in jobs and future opportunities. She leads the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy, representing 10 million Americans. The Coalition’s efforts resulted in strong new privacy requirements for electronic health records systems built with the billions in stimulus funds: a ban on the sale of personal health information
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