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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Protecting a Patient’s Privacy

Well-known individuals or celebrities have the same rights to privacy as anyone else. Privacy violations involving celebrities are further complicated due to the higher exposure that may follow these types of patients.


  • Do not access a patient record unless it is necessary in order to perform your job.
  • Do not discuss any patients you see at the hospital with your family, friends, or acquaintances.
  • Refer any calls from the media to the Public Relations department.