Thursday, June 01, 2006

Drive My Car

Here is a guy who is concerned with his privacy to such an extent that he completely misses the point:

Furthermore, the information is subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), meaning it carries the same level of protection as the medical information in the file and must be disposed of under federal guidelines, Scionti said.
If a patient refuses to provide a license or photo identification is not available, a note is placed in the file, but "we never deny treatment because they do not provide identification," he said.

It might be important for reasons that have not a thing to do with privacy or PHI to make sure that they are treating the right person. In IT we call these kind of people "tree counters" as in not just unable to see the forest, but needing an exact enumeration of the trees therein.

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