The CNN Mayo Clinic hatchet job illustrates a dilemma faced by health care organizations. Specifically, the position hospitals find themselves in when wrongly accused of patient mistreatment. Those connected with the alleged mistreatment have the ability to say what they want without accountability. But health privacy law prevents hospitals from publicly defending ... Continue Reading about CNN, the Mayo Clinic and Healthcare’s Dialog Double Standard
33c is thrilled to have JotForm as a sponsor this week. The ideas below are shaped and written on my own. So it’s a recurrent theme in clinics everywhere. The patient shows for their appointment on time. They sit filling out forms. The doctor waits for the forms to be filled out. If the patient is accessing two different clinics in a facility, they may fill out the ... Continue Reading about JotForm – A HIPAA-compliant Solution to One of Healthcare’s Biggest Workflow Problems
One St. Louis obstetrician drew attention for select Facebook comments posted last week. Dr. Amy Dunbar posed the veiled threat to show up late for the induction of a patient who had been consistently late for her prenatal visits and ultrasounds. It’s interesting that the public discussion and the response of her hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, has been ... Continue Reading about Takeaways from One Doctor’s Facebook Faux Pas
I always rail against physician anonymity on social networks. It offers the false security to say things that we otherwise would never say. Not exactly the kind of thing for building community. I’ve been thinking about privacy transgressions by physicians on public platforms like Twitter. And how do we prevent the release of PHI on physician-specific networks? ... Continue Reading about Can Physician Anonymity Protect Patient Privacy?
They’re here: Creeping researchers who see the opportunity that’s social media. Publications, position papers, professional guidelines and policies on social media are appearing faster than you can say ‘ARA grant opportunity.’ A simple search will show that some of these authors have little more than a token feel of what its like to be a doctor in the social space. ... Continue Reading about Hypocrisy and Social Media Research