Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog: Case Reports and HIPAA Rules

Clinical Cases and Images - Blog: Case Reports and HIPAA Rules

Might be a source of useful advice for member physicians who want to blog about their clinical experiences

Imagine this scenario:

You are a medical blogger (doctor, nurse, student) and just saw a very interesting patient. You would like to describe the patient as a clinical case on your blog, in order to share it with other health care professionals (some non-medical readers may visit your blog as well).

Question:

Is this case report allowed under HIPAA regulations?

Answer:

Yes, if you observe certain rules.


Also, just ran across this Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics. Haven't checked it out too deeply yet.

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