HIPPA Breach!

I ran across this photo in a friend’s facebook album and almost fell out of my chair!  She’d taken a shot of someone’s funny last name on an IV bag. And posted the thing, with name, patient ID, on FACEBOOK!!  Is this a HIPPA breach?  

I’ve been working with a lot of hospitals, and have a basic understanding of the importance of keeping patient info confidential.

Now let’s hope I’ve doctored the image correctly to hide names! I wouldn’t want to be put in jail myself (after the recent case of the teenager convicted as a sex offender for sending nude photos of his girlfriend that SHE SENT HIM, I’m sure someone would be happy to convict me).

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