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  • Since the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, nurses have become the frontline defenders of patient privacy.

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Reply by Johnson to Smith on "Notes on the Tension Between Privacy and Surveillance in Nursing"

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November 28, 2005
in response to letter by Ursula Adrian Smith on Notes on the Tension Between Privacy and Surveillance in Nursing

It is pleasing that my paper has been read and discussed, and interesting to hear your observations about improvements in privacy in the for-profit sector. I am sure useful comparative work could be done in this respect.

Best wishes,

Martin Johnson