Law’s Sharona Hoffman explains how health privacy laws impact Alabama’s COVID-19 crisis

There’s a crisis in Alabama hospitals. Here’s why you can’t see it

The Birmingham News: Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, shared why Alabama hospitals are in a difficult position—the surge in COVID-19 is overwhelming hospitals and publicity needed to spread the word about getting vaccines is often prohibited by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.