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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Announcing A Companion Blog

This blog has served as a discussion venue for privacy issues. Comments are now in the thousands. Because of that though, it is now very difficult to find the main points of any thread. Very few readers are willing to take the time necessary to read through a topic.
To provide a quicker source of information, I am happy to announce the opening of a new blog. With the participation of Doug Capra, better known up to now as MER, we are opening a new blog which will be organized to feature articles, with comments being secondary.
The new blog is:
Patient Modesty and Privacy Concerns
Thirty eight articles are now posted, the last two are you can make a difference, a follow up on a rogue nurse and adolescent genital exams, reducing embarrassment.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

its a great blog, perhaps one we can figure out a way to send to a significant number of providers. I am not very techno savy but if there was a simple link where a patient could enter an e-mail address and the blog would be forwarded with something such as...dear XXX one of your patients has asked that we forward this link to you....

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever tried posting on some of the medical school forums in an attempt to let future doctors know that proper protection of a patient’s modesty including having the same gender is important to many patients. Seems to me they need to hear our concerns. Here’s are example of one Med school's forum website:

http://www.valuemd.com/ross-university-school-medicine/

Joel Sherman said...

Thanks for the suggestions.
The main link to send is:
http://patientprivacyreview.blogspot.com/

Each individual article can be linked separately.
Appropriate med school forums would also be valuable. The example you gave is a Caribbean school which had a good percentage of American students. Be best if they had a related topic such as patient modesty or privacy already being discussed.

Anonymous said...

great set of articles, I am going to print and mail them to several hospitals and Drs in our area. Great job guys, thanks for the time and effort

DIY Health said...

Great to know that. I have headed to your site and found your posts very helpful...

Anonymous said...

Dr. Sherman, I think a lot of us want to do something, but we don't know where to start, or have the time and or resources to do it. I was thinking of possibly partnering with a couple people to see if we could do a simple organization that would simply be the liason to letting providers know someone had a concern. Many times we patients are intimidated to say anything as we fear we will have to face these folks again. Sending annonomous letters is better than nothing but really dilutes the effect. I thought if there was a resource center that could send it for you. If I had a concern and could email this resource providing them information. They could simply send a copy letter saying a patient of theirs had this concern and asked us to contact you on their behalf for a response. Obviously due to HIPPA the info would have to be somewhat generic not identifying any paticular patient. But it would make them aware of the issue, give them the opportunity to respond, and give us the opportunity to provide them with material such as copies of the articles you have written as well as possibly links to this and Dr. Bernsteins blogs for information. Not ideal, but another step. Many providers may just not respond, but they have the info. I also thought about the possiblity of listing providers who had responded with a positive committment like the one I recieved from a local hospital who said they were instituting protocol of asking patients if they had a gender preference for a list of specific intimate exams...would you be ok with using your articles as such, what are your thoughts on the approach.

Joel Sherman MD said...

I will copy this to the organize for privacy thread and reply there.

Panic Attacks said...

The new Patient Modesty and Privacy Concerns blog is excellent, as this one is. The comment threads are a concern that you were able to address. Thank you for this resource.

Maximum Adventure said...

I enjoyed finding your blog while researching my article "When patients know too much." I focused on the technology side of patient's experience and talked about when Big Data, mobile and social combine:

http://bpmforreal.com/2012/01/10/when-patients-know-too-much-bigdata-bpm-healthcare/

ayisha said...

Your site is very interesting.

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