Research Repositories, Databases, and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

January 2004

Discusses the impact of the HIPAA privacy rule on the creation of research databases and repositories, and research that uses identifiable health information in repositories and databases.

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Legal Issues for Physicians

The American Medical Association

This section of the American Medical Association website addresses some basic legal issues that often arise in the doctor-patient relationship.

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Health Information Privacy

Department of Health and Human Services

HHS site providing comprehensive information about HIPAA, for individuals and professionals, with details on both the privacy and security rules.

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Food and Drug Administration

Provides information on vaccines, which are regulated by the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

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Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

The Harvard Law School clinic focused on seeking to increase access to healthy foods, reduce food waste, and utilize law and policy to impact the food system.

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Benefits for People with Disabilities

Social Security

Describes the various federal assistance programs for people with disabilities.

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Sharing and Reporting the Results of Clinical Trials

Jan. 2015
Kathy L. Hudson and Francis S. Collins

This article advocates for sharing the results of clinical trials as an important means for advancing medical knowledge and promoting health.

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Global Directory of Biobanks, Tissue Banks, and Biorepositories

Specimen Central

An extensive listing of biobanks, tissue banks, and biorepositories, with links to all institutions.

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When Is a Patient-Physician Relationship Established?

AMA Virtual Mentor
Valerie Blake

A list of key cases that have helped define the physician-patient relationship generally, as well as some key exceptions to the general rule.

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HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

American Medical Association

This site describes HIPAA and relevant Affordable Care Act provisions, as well as a 

variety of HIPAA-related resources.

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Vaccines and Immunizations: Requirements and Laws

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This site provides information on school requirements, state requirements, exceptions and consent forms.

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Food Safety News

Website providing coverage on food safety issues, including contributions from the FDA.

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National Council on Disability

Website for the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency focused on disability leadership policy.

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Preparing for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

New England Journal of Medicine
Oct. 2013
Michelle M. Mello et al.

As more patient data from clinical trials is shared by sponsors and investigators, this article provides a suggested framework for broad sharing of participant-level data from clinical trials and related technical documents.

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Public Health Law Map: The Physician-Patient Relationship

LSU Law Center

This site includes information about physician duties to their patients and how those duties can be incurred and discharged.

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Legal Issues in Health Care: The Physician-Patient Relationship

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

A basic primer on the doctor-patient relationship, including creation, duties, and termination.

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Four Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship

Ezekiel J. Emanuel & Linda L. Emanuel

This article outlines four models to conceptualize the basic relationship between physician and patient.

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Patients and Doctors: The Evolution of a Relationship

New England Journal of Medicine
Robert Truog

This article outlines issues in the evolving doctor-patient relationship with respect to clinical care, clinical research, and populations and health care systems.

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Its Impacts on Research

National Institutes of Health

Educational materials concerning HIPAA’s role in clinical research, authorizations, and other aspects of the research process.

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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program website provides resources on compensation for injuries from certain vaccines, as well as related data and statistics.

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