Using a shared EMR? Make sure you sign on the dotted line

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In the November 2011 Messenger, we provided a checklist of all the things you need to do to make sure your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is secure and accessible only by authorized users. But what happens if you don’t own or control the EMR yourself? Maybe you are one of several physicians working part-time in a clinic. While you all use …

Withholding Medical Information from a Child’s School

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Last week, while seeing patients in your family practice, a patient brought in her five-year old daughter. The child was born in South East Asia and adopted at 18 months of age. Your patient has just learned her daughter is Hepatitis B positive, and is waiting to see an infectious disease specialist to discuss treatment options. While registering her daughter …