Nov 152013

Maybe I should start a column just about the “small” HIPAA breaches I seem to trip over on a too-frequent basis.

Today’s entry occurred in the waiting area of an outpatient endoscopy/colonoscopy service. I was sitting and chatting with another woman as we waited for our respective spouses.

Out came a doctor, who walked up to her and started giving her the findings of her husband’s procedures and his diagnoses.

Now, I’m very hard of hearing, but I could hear everything the doctor said as he was only 3 feet away.

Why didn’t he take her into a private area to communicate with her?

C’mon folks, this is a no-brainer, isn’t it?


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