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ON THE COVER
Stolen numbers, violated trust
Identity thieves are targeting physicians, but you can take steps to protect yourself. | BY HOWARD BELL
Protecting patient privacy
Some in the behavioral health community are concerned about the state’s EHR mandate. | BY KIM KISER
Smartphones and security
Safeguarding the information in your pocket | BY TRISH LUGTU
The new world of genomic testing,
families and privacy
Can physicians and researchers share information with family members who may be at risk for heritable diseases? | BY SUSAN M. WOLF, JD
The Minnesota Health Records Act and HIPAA
In Minnesota, physicians must abide by two laws governing the sharing of health information — and that’s creating some difficulties. | BY TERESA KNOEDLER, JD
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health
BY DANIEL DANCZYK, MD, STEVEN I. ALTCHULER, PHD, MD,
AND LAWRENCE STEINKRAUS, MD, MPH
Insights from a Review of Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials
BY TOM ARNESON, MD, MPH
Who’s watching us?
We live in an Orwellian time with multiple Big Brothers spying on us through electronic portals. | BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Listening to the heart
When instinct tells you there’s more to the story | BY NELS DANIEL LEAFBLAD
The worst kind isn’t necessarily physical. | BY KRISTIN COMSTOCK