Know Your Employer: HIPAA in Case of Emergencies

A word of caution: call your insurance company and employer's Human Resources department as well as that of your spouse and see what is required for you to access each other's information in the event they are incapacitated or there is a health care emergency. ...more
The "HIPPA" typo is really irritating. it's the health insurance portability and accountability ...more

Blogging Health News: Depression Screening, No Cold Meds for Kids, HIPAA Violations

Why is it that some weeks are incredibly slow for health news and others are so full that you can never cover it all in just one post? Today I would love to ramble on and on about each of the following health issues but since I only have one post, I'm going to link you to a lot of bloggers who are doing the rambling for me. ...more

Im not a big fan of George Clooney either. I do believe that the staff members should have been ...more

George Clooney says don’t suspend medical workers who broke law; bad move, George, no matter what state you’re in

He’s one of the best looking actors in the world, in my opinion, but his advice about patient privacy is lousy. More than two dozen hospital employees are on suspension because they allegedly took a look at George Clooney's confidential medical information. Clooney was injured in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey. This relates to patient privacy in every state in the nation. Ever the compassionate, Clooney issued a statement Tuesday. He told media he “very much” believes in patient privacy rights. But he hopes the matter could be settled without suspending the workers. ...more