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A philosophical hipaa policy question?
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:13:57 PM »

When you go to the doctor you have to fill out your medical information form which includes among other info your date of birth.  Then there's a big notice about hipaa privacy and all that and how the doctor will protect your info, etc.

So, yesterday is my wife's birthday and mid morning she gets a 'happy birthday' email from one of her doctor's offices.

Now I realize they didn't technically share the info with anyone but just putting that out into the email system today seems a bit dangerous.   

Am I being too sensitive or is this a potential problem?

Does anyone else get a happy birthday greeting from their doctor's office?
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Re: A philosophical hipaa policy question?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 06:31:26 PM »

Nope, just the billing for what the insurance company doesn't pick up.
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Re: A philosophical hipaa policy question?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 10:54:43 PM »

Can't say I have seen that example in practice or in the examples during training - a while back when I was the Hippa guy until that was handed to Personnel. 

BTW how did they get your email? 
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Re: A philosophical hipaa policy question?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 09:02:00 AM »

Can't say I have seen that example in practice or in the examples during training - a while back when I was the Hippa guy until that was handed to Personnel. 

BTW how did they get your email?

I'm guessing there was a question for 'your email' when she filled out her initial patient survey.  There's been a line for 'phone' for years and now they seem to want your land line, your cell phone, and your email. 
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