“Those doctors and their latest toys. Prima donnas all of them!”
At a conference last year an IT professional, from a large, Mid-West healthcare provider, uttered this phrase as we discussed how mobile devices had been introduced into healthcare workflows.
He explained that he had seen example after example where doctors used iPads and Dropbox to share x-ray images and other protected patient information with colleagues at other hospitals. Each instance of sharing is a clear HIPAA violation that if exposed would incur a $50,000 fine. And in this case the potential fine was so large that the IT professional didn’t dare report anything.
Read the rest of my thoughts here on my Computerworld blog.