[ Saturday, June 25, 2005 ]
A Note About Comments:
I have enabled comments on the blog, but they don't actually show up on the blog unless you look at the permalinked post. In other words, someone may have commented on one of the blog entries, but you wouldn't know unless you clicked on the post's permalink, which is the little blue time-stamp after my name. Then, the comments appear at the end.
By the way, the Diva responded to my responses to her. I haven't had time to respond further, but let me say that there's no HIPAA crime in a company exposing its own trade secrets or other commercial or competitive information. If Coke posts its secret recipe on a technical web site somewhere, OCR will not care. There may be trade secret problems, and Coke may have a hard time protecting itself from disgruntled employees with access to the recipe if it does so, but it's just not a HIPAA violation. The Diva keeps thinking the big boo-boo on Kaiser's part was disclosing that technical data. Well, Miss, it's not. The boo-boo that's costing Kaiser 200 Large is the disclosure of PHI of 140 people. They could've revealed the secret recipe for Coke, the missing 19 minutes from the Nixon tapes, and the surprise ending of next year's Desparate Housewives, and there still wouldn't have been a HIPAA violation.
That's a major disconnect.
Jeff [3:57 PM]
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