So I have a question about HIPAA and email! I was always told to use initials and not the patients name when sending email. Do you guys believe this to be true? I think I pissed off a co-worker when I brought this to her attention!!
If it's for professional use within the Hospital or to other hospitals that are taking care of the pt. then no problem... if not then it's a no-no. We have a simple way of making sure we are safe though, each client at our facility is assigned a number so that whoever is looking at the information can only figure out who it is by looking up that persons number. (6366, 5460 etc. etc.) I just got my yearly in-service on this not too long ago.
Last edit by Alois Wolf on Nov 5, '07