How do I fix medical records with their finding out?

by Bonnie_Clyde 6 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    After reading Aude_Sapere's story, I would like to delete "Jehovah's Witness" from my records at two hospitals. How can I be sure that a JW employee wouldn't find out and report to the elders?

  • purplesofa
  • Golden Girl
    Golden Girl

    Medical records are confidential. You usually have to sign a release for someone to get that info. If they somehow get access to the can sue-sue-sue.

    Snoozy...Anyone else?

  • littlerockguy

    Contact the RHIA or RHIT adminisrator in medical records and have your chart updated to indicate you are no longer a witness.

    If any witness employee sees your medical record and discloses anything in it to anyone even including other hospital employee; that could end their career in healthcare and you could sue for breach of confidentiality.

  • littlerockguy

    RHIA (registered healthcare information administrator)

    RHIT (registered healthcare information technologist)

  • thom

    I seem to remember an article or a questions from readers that addressed the issue about working in a hospital, finding out confidential information and then relaying it to the org.
    It basically said that the person's conscience would cause them to relay the information (I think it was about working there and seeing a sister come in and get an abortion or something like that).
    My point is that a witness working there might STILL decide to tell the brothers even if they knew it meant their job (and career), because the WT told them to do it.

  • littlerockguy

    I came across information similar to that since I am a medical transcriptionist and I upheld the patient confidentiality but that is the kind of person I am, even though I was an active witness at the time; I guess I was not an explementary one, lol. It was weird knowing things about witnesses and other people in the community I use to live in, and then see them put up a act of being not what they actually seem to others.

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