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It’s Raining Medical Records…They’re Blowing in the Wind

Posted Apr 07 2009 11:47pm

Is there any thing else that needs to be said for the beauty and advantage of electronic medical records?  Somebody with a video camera captured all the charts, treatment records, social security numbers, etc. just blowing around.  Thank goodness there are good citizens who took time to take image notice.  Everybody in town will now know about the corn on your big toe, and much worse the blemishes on the physician or office manager who won’t return any calls.  At least one office worker made an attempt to pick up some of the papers.  BD  

A CBS 6 viewer called our station early Tuesday morning to say medical records were blowing around the parking lot near Babies R Us on West Broad Street. The caller was concerned that the information could leave people vulnerable to identity theft.

When our Shelby Brown arrived she says she saw hundreds of papers, including medical records for patients who had recently visited the Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists, located several blocks away on Mayland Drive.

Shelby says the paperwork was a combination of patient lists, insurance information, social security information, phone numbers and treatment records that included one patient being treated for the herpes virus.

CBS 6 - WTVR, Richmond Va - Medical Records Blowing in the Wind

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