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).


Is this case report allowed under HIPAA regulations?


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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