Having had close relatives recently in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, I have gotten to observe up close, the handling of protected health information (PHI). Frankly, the medical and ancillary personnel had a rather cavalier attitude in the area of PHI. Discussions using patients’ names went on with no regard for who else was listening. This was not done to purposely disclose PHI. Take care as dispensing of PHI is not allowed, even if untended.
Courtesy of Frier Levitt, Attorneys at Law