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From ADVANCE for Nurses:
"The fierce winds of the Joplin tornado sent medication and medical records into neighboring counties. X-rays rained down from the sky. Patient records sank to the bottom of swimming pools. Confidential forms with a person's name, weight and social security number ended up on strangers' coffee tables alongside their junk mail. Many things were lost in the Joplin, MO, tornado May 22, 2011. Eclipsed by the loss of life and home is the widespread loss of patient's medical records."
WOW! It never occurred to me that medical records could 'go rogue' like that. What a nightmare ! So much for HIPPA, never mind very important orders, histories, and all the other information needed to treat or continue to treat a patient.