posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 10:41 AM
I have a slightly different take on this and think people need to get over this near religious obsession with 'Privacy'. Oh there is a place for it,
to be sure and Medical records don't need to be public on the net or even public record to any level. Restriction is proper and it works. However,
they treat patient records like the files for the nation's nuclear battle plan at times for security level and it's patently absurd. Is someone hiding
an extra chromosome they want to hide from the world or alien DNA or something?
Case in point, and for all we know after reading this carefully, all that happened with some of it here, a neighbor and friend of mine went to work as
a Comp tech at a Sleep study clinic in Kansas. Well, he put quite a bit out to get all of it lined up and even paid accommodations to work a couple
hundred miles away at this place. (times are tough). His first week, patient records crossed his screen as an inadvertent move while working on their
computers. HIPPA Doesn't care, was what he was told. Fired on the spot. No appeal and no discussion.
It's worth restricting...but absent true abuse and some form of damage done? It's not worth ruining careers over, IMO. Aside from that, Uncle is
sharing the same stuff with everyone he deems "need to know" all the way to the IRS...for what they could EVER need to know with anything
medical....but an average person seeing one, even by accident? Oh, your career is over.
edit on 16-7-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because:
Oh..spell check needs shot sometimes.. lol