[ Tuesday, April 12, 2005 ]


Grand Rounds is up, this time at GruntDoc, an ER doc blogging from the other half of the North Texas Metroplex, affectionately known as Foat Wuth. He links to a medblogger who notes the San Jose medical group's computer theft incident I blogged recently, and says it's a HIPAA violation; I disagree, at least with the long-distance diagnosis. The fact that something bad happens doesn't mean there's a HIPAA violation. The fact that PHI gets improperly disclosed doesn't mean that there's a HIPAA violation. HIPAA doesn't require that PHI never get out wrongly, it just requires that covered entities take reasonable steps to try to prevent that.

Jeff [11:17 AM]

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