Tag Archives: genetics

Incorporating GINA definitions into the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Final Rule includes certain definitions, terminology relating to genetic health information. By Christina Anderson, Thomas Anthony, Chad Eckhardt, Charles Johnson This is part three of a four-part series focusing on the HIPAA Final Rule’s modification of the Privacy Rule to address genetic health information under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). In issuing the Final Rule, the  department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The new cloud over the future of personalized medicine

The effect that the Mayo decision will ultimately have on healthcare and the life  sciences is unclear. by Terry L. Wright The future of personalized medicine, or the tailoring of healthcare decisions and practices to individual patients, recently became a lot cloudier. On March 20, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Mayo Collaborative Services