QOTD on Patient Data

Patient information is like radioactive material [...] It must be protected. It must be contained. It cannot be taken out of the building, sent out of the building, or looked at inappropriately if the employee is not permitted to access it.

The problem is students and employees and younger folks coming into work think of Facebook and Twitter as something you do. Just as you shouldn't be saying anything about patients on the telephone, you shouldn't be Twittering or Facebooking about work.
-- Arthur R. Derse, MD, director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Src: Containing the Patient Privacy Breach | HealthLeadersMedia.com

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