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Old 10-15-2014, 01:06 AM   #21581
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Me too, Dawg. As long as mine is still brown and thick I like it long. When it gets gray and thin I'll reconsider.
I get by with a little help from my friends, like Lady Clairol, Cheryl!
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:24 AM   #21582
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I have finally found a hair style that is easy to look after....basically I don't have to do anything to it if I don't want. Which is good when my arms are hurting. I need to go for a trim this week. As for colour, I have earned these grey hairs and wear them with pride!

I am tidying up the house tonight, or should I say I am kid-proofing it! The young Mom is coming with her son for lunch tomorrow and TB has been working on his Halloween light show in the living room so there are lots of things tempting for a curious three year old boy. Last time he was here he looked up on the wall in the laundry area and said "is that key for Tony's room? Is it locked so I can't get in there? Can I go in there please?" Kids!
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #21583
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I'm sorry, Addie, but that is not true. HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) provides that medical personnel may communicate medical information only to people specifically designated by the patient in writing in advance. The penalty for violating the act is up to a $10,000 fine and one year in prison.

When I worked at the medical school, all employees - including me, and I had no contact with patients or protected health information - were required to take HIPAA training. Medical facilities take it very seriously. I'm surprised they left your chart in your room. Most large facilities, and even smaller ones, are using electronic medical records now, in part to comply with HIPAA.
My complete medical records are on line and I have access along with my medical proxy. The rules may have changed since your past employment. So are Spike's. I just had blood work done yesterday. I should be able to review the results by Friday. And I will.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:08 PM   #21584
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Yeah, the idea that all those medical records are now online so other people an access them makes me just a bit nervous. Now the NSA will know my latest bloodwork tests. Thankfully, my glucose and cholesterol numbers were good!



I'm heading out to give our wild-child boxwood shrub a haircut. If I don't get to it soon the mail carrier will have problems finding our mailbox. The new guy doesn't need anything more to confuse him. I just wish he'd get a better command of numbers. At least all of us neighbors are having more opportunities to visit!
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:25 PM   #21585
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My complete medical records are on line and I have access along with my medical proxy. The rules may have changed since your past employment. So are Spike's. I just had blood work done yesterday. I should be able to review the results by Friday. And I will.
I was referring to where you said that you and your son were reading your chart in your hospital room. The HIPAA law has not gotten less strict with respect to the release of medical information.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #21586
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I was in an outpatient clinic for medical treatment today. Here is what a medical "chart" looks like here. If you don't have a hospital login and password, you can't read it.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:04 PM   #21587
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I was in an outpatient clinic for medical treatment today. Here is what a medical "chart" looks like here. If you don't have a hospital login and password, you can't read it.
When I visit my doctor, he comes into the examining room with a laptop. No manila folders full of papers anymore.

It's very convenient. If I need a Rx, he just clicks a few buttons and it's on the way to the pharmacy or to the printer in the next room.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:06 PM   #21588
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When I visit my doctor, he comes into the examining room with a laptop. No manila folders full of papers anymore.
Same with mine. It saves a ton of money, as well as reduces medical mistakes.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:35 PM   #21589
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In my local NHS hospital - here in UK - they had both, i.e. written records and ones on computers.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:16 PM   #21590
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When I visit my doctor, he comes into the examining room with a laptop. No manila folders full of papers anymore.

It's very convenient. If I need a Rx, he just clicks a few buttons and it's on the way to the pharmacy or to the printer in the next room.
Same with my Doctor. I also have a code that allows me to access my charts, records, test results, etc... from my home computer.
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