Is this a HIPAA violation?
I'm not sure if I am overthinking this. In one of my essays, I am writing about my experience growing up with alcoholic parents, and I was going to mention that my father was eventually diagnosed with cirrhosis. However, because my parents names are listed on the AMCAS application, is this technically a HIPAA violation? Should I avoid even discussing the alcoholism, or would that part be okay since it is not an official disease diagnosis? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fd25 Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums

Personal statement/MME and HIPAA
Feeling very neurotic right now as I just submitted my primary app yesterday . There were 2 instances in which I talked about a patients' diagnosis/condition briefly during my time scribing. I didn't use any of their real names either but referred to them instead as "Mr/Mrs. X" using quotations to signify. The first case was in my personal statement where I mentioned about the patient's diagnosis (hypothetically, for example something along the lines of Mr. X had a progression of his stage... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: htcj3802 Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums

Personal statement - appropriate to ask patient before using their story?
Hi all, I am wrapping up drafting my PS and wondering what conventional wisdom/etiquette is re: using patient stories in a PS. Is it standard to ask for permission from a patient before talking about them? Obviously I have gotten rid of any identifying information and changed some minor details to make it HIPAA compliant. Just don't know what the general expectation is. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CinDra Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums

Worry about medical license denial
I made stupid mistake during residency and made a HIPAA violation. (not on bad intention) Because of it, I got a final written warning from the hospital instead of getting terminated or suspended (i know, very lucky). I have no other disciplinary action before, no other warning or probation. In good standing with the residency otherwise with no gap in training. I am currently In the process of applying for state licensure and getting credentialed at my new hospital after residency. (Of note... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 4, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mkfit Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

"Clinical Research" assistant vs. ER tech
Hello, I'm trying to decide between a position of "clinical research assistant" in a pediatric ED and working as an ER tech. The clinical research assistant role is essentially a "terms and conditions" role - I go in and consent patients for certain studies that the department is doing, explain their rights under HIPAA and get them to sign release forms, then go and enter data into a computer. There isn't much that is redeeming about the job (no patient care) besides maybe being able to... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: j_diggity Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums

You will be required to wear a bodycam
Healthcare workers will be required to wear a body cam at all times. It will be sold to the public as for "patient safety." It will be sold you as a means to "reduce lawsuits" and "to reduce violence against healthcare workers." They're sorting out the details of HIPAA compliance, safe transfer and storage in the EHR. When implemented, the actual reason will be none of the above. It will be because they found a way to make it profitable, better track metrics (they know these are being... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Birdstrike Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

ADHD Online?
I was browsing job listings and came across a business called ADHD Online Diagnosis and Treatment. The job listing says: >Our tried and tested ADHD assessment has become a paradigm shift in helping patients overcome barriers to receiving care. Our patients pay a maximum of $149 out-of-pocket and results are returned to them in three business days. Utilizing the latest technology in asynchronous electronic visits with our proprietary and fully HIPAA compliant EHR solution, our psychologists... ADHD Online? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mypointlesspov Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Ever hear of Eleos Health?
"Eleos Health offers a modern tool for quality-driven therapy. The company uses voice analysis technology to track, view, and act upon in-session analytics without any paperwork. Eleos records, transcribes, and analyzes every session with a HIPAA-compliant mobile app, then provides unique analytics that allow the therapist to better prepare for the next session. The company’s mission is to empower psychologists and therapists with voice analysis and NLP technologies to measure and improve... Ever hear of Eleos Health? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LadyHalcyon Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Using names in Personal Statement
I am not so much referring too full names, locations, etc. However more so am referring too maybe a first name. I have seen arguments for both sides. making sure you are not violating HIPAA is obviously important. However I have also been told you want your personal statement to be a narrative or a story that adcoms members would enjoy reading, and including more personal information like a first name would help create a story. Any thoughts? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NY_Premed Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Would this be a HIPAA violation?
Hi friends, I just want to get your opinion on something. I work at my uncle's medical practice every summer and have access to our EHR system that also goes with the hospital system. I was invited to do a research project this summer with two physicians at the hospital and they have asked me to use my own log-in for the research to collect data. Obviously, as a medical student and general non-terrible person, I want this to be as above-board as possible and I don't want to break any... Would this be a HIPAA violation? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Zombiegirl Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Where do missing IV bags go?
Don't you love it when a nurse calls 30min before an IV is due and says there are no bags left and the dose is needed right now, even though you sent up 3 days supply yesterday? Where do these big heavy IV bags with HIPAA info on the labels go?? The trash, in a drawer somewhere, lost in the back of the fridge forever, someone's lunch bag? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mentos Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Medical Malpractice Case
Entire medical record, lawsuit, etc... is here: Case 10: Shortness of Breath – medmalreviewer Med mal cases require a HIPAA waiver so the records are available to the public, this site publishes them. TL;DR 33 year old woman seen in ED for respiratory distress. Tons of comorbidities. Given Dilaudid for pain. Results don't show any acute emergency (depending on who you ask). Discharged from the ED. Sitting in ED lobby... Medical Malpractice Case (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bbc586 Tags: Educational Quizzes and Case Studies Forum Source Type: forums

OphthoMatch Spreadsheet Starting for 2019-2020 SF Match Season
This is for ophtho applicants to have a communal resource (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HIPAA-Crit Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

HIPAA violation in school
Anyone know what happens if you violate HIPAA during pharmacy school? Is it just a failure of the class or an expulsion? Not planning on doing so, I’m just curious. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: _windwaker Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Probation due to HIPAA violation
Hello everyone I am a 3rd year FM Resident about to be graduating in June. I had a pretty smooth sailing so far and even passed my ABFM board exam. So, earlier in May I got called by our GME director saying I was found to be guilty of HIPAA violation as I had accessed my wife's medical records. At that time, I did say that my wife knew about it and apologized profusely if it was a HIPAA violation. He then said they have a pretty strict hipaa violation policy due to a previous incident and... Probation due to HIPAA violation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: soapbox Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums