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Would you want to read about the health care (say HIV testing) of a  
late first order relative on the front page of the NY Times? I'll bet  
not. Privacy is privacy period. I am not thinking HIPPA, just thinking  
basic ethics.
On May 27, 2009, at 5:45 PM, subscribe uvmflownet Elizabeth Gault wrote:

> I'm not 100% but I think these people are all dead? So without any  
> further info, like what they had wrong or the outcome is it really  
> HIPPA or not?
>
> Don,
> I thought about replying to this privately but I think we all need to
> see this and think about it. Patient confidentiality is important.
> Think Farrah Fawcett. We should never ever mention the name of a
> patient, especially on such a public forum as Flow Net. People lose
> their jobs for these kinds of breaches. Don't want to sound like a
> crab, but it is so easy to forget that we might be breaching a
> patient's right to privacy.
> Jeff
>
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