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Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 6 16:27:49 UTC 2015

Question for all health professionals:

With the recent rash of patient ID stealing (Anthem especially), say a
patient of yours has someone impersonate them at another practice, they
get medical care and/or medications. No one figures it out.

You go in at the patients' next appointment, and make assumptions that
the information in the chart is correct. You make a different course of
action (misdiagnosis) due to that information.

Has any one considered about having checks other than just medication
checks in the chart to stop a scenario like this? I can say no I'm not
taking that medication, to the nurse when they ask. It will be struck
off with no other comment.


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