Latest Patient privacy News

Doctor's lawyer defends steps in 10-year-old girl's abortion

Jul. 15, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The lawyer for an Indiana doctor at the center of a political firestorm after speaking out about a 10-year-old child abuse victim who traveled from Ohio for an abortion said Thursday that her client provided proper treatment and did not violate any patient privacy laws in...

Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight

Jun. 28, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the gap between outrage over the ruling and the...

Woman who had miscarriage on Malta trip can't get abortion

Jun. 23, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A pregnant American woman who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta will be airlifted to a Spanish island on Thursday for a procedure to prevent infection because Maltese law prohibits abortion under any circumstances, the woman's partner said. ...

Ohio reports 1st probable monkeypox case in the state

Jun. 13, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say they have identified the first probable case of monkeypox in the state. Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, director of the Ohio Department of Health, told reporters Monday that a man in Ohio tested positive for an orthopox virus. State health...

Care center sued for $4.7M after patient leaves, drowns

Jun. 01, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman is suing a memory care center outside Portland, Oregon, after her husband left the facility unknown to staff and drowned in a creek. Toufik “Tom” Tanous, 79, suffered from severe memory loss and had tried to leave at least twice before...

Democrats: Google must protect privacy of abortion patients

May. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of...