ASMBS: confidentiality agreements – no right to your health info?

When I asked the question (in a nutshell) whether the ASMBS was for the patient or the doctor I received the following response. If you can’t find out information, and you would be in this program if you have a center of excellent with the ASMBS, where and WHAT of your data, your private information, is going out?

——– Original Message ——–
RE: Response – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:26:43 +0000

Dear Patient
I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful.  Any participant in the Improvement Program must meet standards to achieve accreditation.  The standards are included in our web site.  Beyond what’s available on our web site, the majority of participants in our programs are covered by confidentiality provisions in our agreements with them.  As such, we cannot provide further information.


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