private patient


: a person who gets and pays for medical treatment outside of the National Health Service

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Recent Examples on the Web Among the features: taller floor heights, more space for improved beds and mobile equipment, private patient rooms, better natural light and improved lines of sight from nursing stations. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 So doctors technically are violating HIPAA by putting private patient information into the Web browser. IEEE Spectrum, 7 July 2023 Prosecutors alleged Clampitt and three other defendants used private patient information — such as names, dates of birth and insurance subscriber identification numbers — to submit claims to insurers for COVID-19 testing that was never actually performed. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 2 May 2023 In 2023, the FTC said the company had leaked private patient information to Google and Facebook. Ashley Ziegler, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2023 But reproductive care is only one area of health services where private patient information is digitally disclosed. Marie Cocco, CNN, 9 Mar. 2023

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“Private patient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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