New ethics case study examines patient privacy and confidentiality beyond HIPAA

The case study examines if and under what conditions it may be ethically permissible to discuss deidentified information about a patient.


A new ethics case study from ACP on “Confidentiality and Privacy: Beyond HIPAA to Honey, Can We Talk?” is now available for CME credit and MOC points.

HIPAA governs how protected health information can be used, but can a physician share deidentified patient stories with a spouse? This case study examines if and under what conditions it may be ethically permissible to discuss deidentified information about a patient.

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required. More information about ethics and professionalism activities from ACP is available online.