Patient Data Posted Online in Major Breach of Privacy - page 2

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A medical privacy breach led to the public posting on a commercial Web site of data for 20,000 emergency room patients at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., including names and diagnosis codes, the hospital has confirmed.... Read More


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    this is the down side to on line med recs......can't have the good without the bad.....this is why I don't like the idea at all.
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    Quote from Noob_to_Nursing
    ... should the mother have refrained from publicly announcing that her son was linked to a mental health diagnosis?...
    Thought the same thing while reading the news clip.

    Hope someone continues to follow the story.

    Thanks to the OP for sharing.
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    Quote from Noob_to_Nursing
    Diane Dobson, of Santa Clara, Calif., said her “jaw dropped” on Saturday when she intercepted the letter from Ms. Meyer addressed to her 21-year-old son, who she said had received emergency psychiatric treatment at Stanford in 2009. Ms. Dobson said it could have been disastrous if her son, who lives at home, had learned that his name was linked to a mental health diagnosis.
    Intercepted?? Is that another way of saying she opened his mail? And I agree, I think it will be disastrous to her son to learn she just announced his mental illness to the entire world.


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