Saturday, May 21, 2016

U attorney advised physicians to post patient records online?

You've got to wonder which university attorney advised Drs. Olson and Schulz to post confidential patient information to a University of Minnesota website.

According to the reprimands issued to Drs. Olson and Schulz by the state medical board last week, both had this to say in their defense:

Respondent "admitted that he had authorized the posting of privileged documents regarding a patient on a public website, but stated that he thought the posting was appropriate since an attorney representing his employer had suggested he release the privileged information."

Nice. Kind of reminds me of a previous confidentiality breach, which was also sanctioned by a university attorney. 

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