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One nice thing about an electronic medical record - we can run a complete audit of exactly who looked at a record and when.

 

Remember Octo-mom in Southern California? After some of her information was shared with media, the hospital (in Bellflower) ran a chart audit on the back end, and then fired 5 employees.

 

Things tightened up real quick.

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One nice thing about an electronic medical record - we can run a complete audit of exactly who looked at a record and when.

 

Remember Octo-mom in Southern California? After some of her information was shared with media, the hospital (in Bellflower) ran a chart audit on the back end, and then fired 5 employees.

 

Things tightened up real quick.

 

 

 

We have that ability on our toilets at work!!!

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One nice thing about an electronic medical record - we can run a complete audit of exactly who looked at a record and when.

 

 

You can audit illegal access within the system, people with access checking wrong persons. You can't audit a hacker breaking the system or accessing directly the database via the server.

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You can audit illegal access within the system, people with access checking wrong persons. You can't audit a hacker breaking the system or accessing directly the database via the server.

 

But that is true of everything. If you demand perfection you must lead a pretty depressed life.

 

On more serious note, your mine every body here's medical record is not going to be worth squat on the market. So who would care to even try to access it?

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But that is true of everything. If you demand perfection you must lead a pretty depressed life.

 

On more serious note, your mine every body here's medical record is not going to be worth squat on the market. So who would care to even try to access it?

 

You're missing the points of this thread -

 

why need secrecy from doctors if their files (journals, records whatever named) are more or less public

 

our medical records are worthless (especially mine) but some are more interesting and not worthless - celebs, politicians, religious leaders...

 

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Creating an audit trail was an idea(l) already in 1976 when I started with computer security. Sure log all access, but it's possible to erase, change or add posts to it - "TheCorinthian accessed governor X file" if not your patient, for example can make you lose you job, being kicked out from the medical profession or send you to jail....

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Everyone posting here has doubtless lied to their doctor, because, let's face it, nobody likes to admit to having unprotected sex with hookers in Thailand...yes, and everyone reading this knows it's true.

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Everyone posting here has doubtless lied to their doctor, because, let's face it, nobody likes to admit to having unprotected sex with hookers in Thailand...yes, and everyone reading this knows it's true.

 

555555555555 A few years ago I came down with a sore throat and began running a fever shortly after returning to the U.S. from the LOS. I self-diagnosed the problem as "tonsilitis", a malady which was basically chronic for me from the ages of 6-16 (twice a year). As an adult, maybe every 6 or 7 years. Anyway, went to see my primary care doc. He was a former U.S. Navy flight surgeon. We chit-chatted a bit, told him my symptoms and that I thought the usual dosages of penicilin would take care of it. Doctor smiled and said, "We used to treat officers for tonsilitis; others had the clap". 5555555555555 (I advised him that I was, indeed, an officer :D ).

 

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Years ago a friend's MD brother was thinking about becoming a Peace Corps doctor in order to work overseas for a while. He spoke to our PC doc in Thailand. Doc Magill told him, "You only see two things here - diarrhea and gonorrhea." :)

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Years ago a friend's MD brother was thinking about becoming a Peace Corps doctor in order to work overseas for a while. He spoke to our PC doc in Thailand. Doc Magill told him, "You only see two things here - diarrhea and gonorrhea." :)

 

Lucky you...never been "sick" in 30 years, eh? 55555555555555

 

I had a friend who reported to his job at the US Embassy in mid-80's. Wasn't there 2 weeks and came down with some gawd-awful bug. He had no idea where he picked it up (or so he said 555555555). Basically, flu-like symptoms, puking, shitting. He said he felt like dying... or he would be soon. All of the usual doctors Embassy folks went to in those days were stymied. He was about to head to Singapore (where folks went when medical evacuations were required in those days). He was telling his tale of woe to a Marine one Friday afternoon at the Embassy barracks. As a result, he was put in touch with a former medic who'd been in nam. Medic told him what he thought was the problem and told him what he needed to do and what medicines should work. Turned out, a former medic solved a problem about 5 doctors/specialists couldn't. :up:

 

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I've had nothing worse in Thailand than dengue fever (twice) and food poisoning a time or two. Things like that don't count, that's the usual everyone gets.

 

Sounds like the Embassy guy may have had dengue. If he felt completely exhausted, I'd expect that was it. I had two colleagues sent to a hospital with it. I toughed it out by myself at home. (Stupid me.)

 

In the Central Highlands we had a red headed Jewish guy who claimed to be a Zen Buddhist come down with something bizarre. Black spots were spreading all over his body. We thought it was some kind of jungle rot, but the docs had no idea what it was. They though it might be leprosy! They medivac'ed him to Walter Reed and I never heard what happened after that. Plenty of malaria in the highlands. My battalion (4 companies present) accounted for over 50% of the malaria cases in RVN for a period of 6 months. The commies got it too and were claiming the US was using germ warfare (against us?). I took my malaria pills and never got it. The colonel ordered weekly piss checks to make sure the GIs were taking the pills, but I was exempt from testing as an NCO. One dumb fuck wouldn't take his pills, since they gave you the craps. He first got malaria, then was hit with yellow fever. The should have court-martialled the moron. 

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