June_2015_Cover.jpgJune 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


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


The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


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