Healthcare professionals should know all this already, but there’s a well-written piece for the public on myths about what HIPAA does and does not do. One of the best lines in the piece, in my opinion, is that HIPAA was intended to be a valve, not a blockage.
Come to think of it, maybe readers who are covered by HIPAA do need to read it, too. Too many seem to think we can’t share information when we can.
In any event, take a moment to read the piece. It may come in handy some day for yourself, your family, or your friends.