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?
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.
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