HIPAA – HIPAA – Hooray!

While in a doctor office waiting room recently, having just updated my patient information on a new-fangled tablet device that registered specific details, including a few updates, took my copay on the spot, emailed me a receipt, and required me to check several boxes indicating my understanding of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ) HIPAA Auditregulations and the confidentiality with which the practice would treat my personal health information (and that of all their patients, presumably), a nurse entered the waiting room, clip board in hand, and, with stentorian voice, boomed:

“Mr. Jarman! Mr. Fred Jarman! A 1:30 p.m. appointment with Dr. Phillips for PSA blood test and urodynamic study and catheter training! This way, please!”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Published by cfheidel

Chuck Heidel here. Father of eight, married to lovely heroic Alice over 30 years. I'm a former midlife recreational cyclist, who was hit by a motorist while out riding in August 2009. Further validating Sir Isaac Newton's notions, the score that day was: Cars: 1. Bikes: 0, and I became a C7 tetraplegic, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Author of WheeledWords: wheeledwords@wordpress.com.

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