Youths cautiously sharing mental health histories
Young people wanting to be open about their mental health issues must carefully consider what they say publicly to protect their image as they enter the adult world.
(JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)
As records go online, clash over mental care privacy
Patients, hospitals, and doctors are wrestling with privacy issues as providers in separate networks are preparing to share records more widely online.
Maintaining privacy while surfing the Web
I don’t want any trouble, and certainly not online. The trouble is, the Internet won’t leave me alone.
Medical care shifting to electronic data files
- Electronic health records are being used in hospitals and doctors’ offices. So how are they doing? Do the e-records protect and promote patient safety?
Facebook: Be careful what you ask for
- It’s an invasion of privacy that an increasing number of employers are demanding that employees or job applicants fork over their Facebook passwords.
A quizzical response to the new bar codes
- QR boxes are everywhere, but many still puzzle about what they are.
Data breaches affect 2m in Mass.
- Personal information from nearly one out of three Massachusetts residents, from names and addresses to medical histories, has been compromised through data theft or loss since the beginning of 2010, according to statistics released yesterday by the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Facebook to let users pre-approve photo tags
- Drunken revelers rejoice: Facebook will now let you decide whether your friends can attach your name to a photo before it is circulated.
If you have recently enrolled, or sent a son or daughter off to college, it is critically important that you have a signed Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) in place. This document is important because once a child turns 18, they are legally recognized as an adult and the colleges they are attending generally cannot share medical information with you.