In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched phase 1c of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. Diabetes patients and patients with other underlying medical conditions are included on the list. Learn more in this article.
Endocrinology Advisor met with Scharles Konadu, MD, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Specialty Board, to discuss how deeply racial inequity is woven into our health care system.
Many healthcare providers are unclear as to when a request is made by an individual pursuant to a HIPAA authorization versus a HIPAA access request, particularly when a patient wants records to be sent to a third party, a HIPAA compliance officer at a law firm explained.
In a statement published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, physicians from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine acknowledge the challenges minority populations may face within the healthcare system. They pose a larger question: Why does disparity exist?