Oct 10, '07
Quote from SMK1
I am a bit concerned that 40 people were initially suspended when it was deemed only 27 were at fault. 1 month is a long time to be without pay in Pacific palisades. Those who were truly in the wrong deserve what they got, but I can't help feeling bad for those who didn't do anything wrong.
This didn't happen in Pacific Palisades. It was in NY or NJ according to the article.
But I agree that they should be disciplined if found to be true.
Last edit by mom4josh on Oct 10, '07
Oct 10, '07
This is an out and out HIPPA violation. Do I feel badly for these 27 people? Absolutely! However, they knew what they were doing. HIPPA rules are very, very clear. If you aren't directly involved in a patient's care, you are violating that person's privacy. And that Union person is a complete, utter idiot.
I had an MRI done at my facility. . I admitted to my NM that it was absolutely driving me nuts that I could access the films in the computer as well as the reading. She is well aware of some of the health issues/other issues in my life. I also knew that immediate termination was the consequence. We sign, on a regular basis, a letter that is written in plain english -no legalese- a HIPPA letter, ackowledging that we understand the policies and consequences for accessing our own information & that of our family (must go through usual channels). I know that several people have been fired from our facility/system for violation of HIPPA.
Our privacy was violated years ago by a resident surgeon who in the OR with my baby. Of all people, he told the church gossip exactly how bad my baby's defects were and her outcome looking might grim. So, this is a touchy subject. Even pre-HIPPA, there was an expectation of privacy.
Last edit by AlabamaBelle on Oct 10, '07
: Reason: clarity