Spurious arguments against healthcare IT

stupidity check = ON

Yep, we have the redoubtable “Octo-Mom” to thank for yet another warning on how vulnerable your healthcare records are in electronic form. Just look at all those Kaiser employees who were fired for snooping through her medical records.

If only those records had been kept on paper with no login authentication or audit trail!

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Oh No! Octo-Mom frenzy hits staid IT :) On a more serious note, EHR are here to stay so privacy issues, and privacy violations, should be addressed in tandem with their implementation. I mean, it’s not like health care workers didn’t (don’t ?) snoop with paper records.

April 3rd, 2009 at 10:06 am

Yes the RHIT procedure manuals will have to be updated. Once the records are in electronic format the fire procedure will go from: “wrap charts in blankets and throw them out the window” (no, I’m not kidding) to –
“sit back and relax, confident in the knowledge that there are redundant off-site backups”.

April 3rd, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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