Someone’s Getting Fired and Sued

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A few days after a Giant’s football player got injured in an accident, Adam Schefter put the above out on a tweet with the following:

ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today.

Yeah, HIPAA is alive and well.

Call in the hounds (lawyers).

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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3 Responses

  1. Kurt says:

    Agreed…………… Unless the patient in question asked for the copy and handed it to the representative from CNN. In that case, they get a free pass. Somehow, me thinks that’s not the case. Kurt

  2. Sir Lance-a-Lot says:

    This isn’t possible.

    HIPPA says so, and numerous hospital lawyers have confirmed it.
    There is no way that a random hospital employee would ever access a chart and record information to spread around later. They could never do that, because HIPPA says so.

    Must be a figment of our imagination. Some sort of mass hallucination.

    Nothing to see here. Foolish of you to think otherwise. Go back to your EMRs now.

  3. Bill Ameen, MD says:

    Somebody just gave HIPAA “the finger”!

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