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Table of Contents | June 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 6

 

ON THE COVER
Stolen numbers, violated trust
Identity thieves are targeting physicians, but you can take steps to protect yourself. | BY HOWARD BELL

FEATURE
Protecting patient privacy
Some in the behavioral health community are concerned about the state’s EHR mandate. | BY KIM KISER

MEDLAW
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

EDITOR'S NOTE
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.

SHORT TAKES

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PERSPECTIVE
Listening to the heart
When instinct tells you there’s more to the story | BY NELS DANIEL LEAFBLAD

END NOTE
The pain
The worst kind isn’t necessarily physical. | BY KRISTIN COMSTOCK

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