More Administrative Frustration
When several of your friends are co-workers and they are on Facebook, then posting about a generic ‘patient’ will get you laughs, likes, and even a few comments, such as; “I had one of those last week!”
Chuckles all around.
That is, until someone from Administration sticks their nose into it.
I posted the following joke last week, “I gave my patient a toothbrush, because a teethbrush would have been redundant.”
Then I got a university e-mail from some totally humorless pinhead in HR saying even though there was no identifying subject matter in the post (except for the one tooth, I guess), it could violate HIPAA, and it should deleted immediately. I say, “did you even read any of my disclaimer about HIPPA?
Do you have any idea how many single-toothed people live inAlabama? … orMontana,Oregon, Louisiana, orVirginiafor that matter. I’ve worked in a number of places and I make a point to not only keep patients names, identifying markers, and situations carefully secret, I don’t even let it be known which hospital I currently work. (unless you privately e-mail me and ask).
Patient: Oh No, Today’s my wife’s anniversary and I didn’t get her a gift.
Nurse: So how long have you been married?
Patient: Sixty years.
Nurse: Wow! That’s amazing… and to the same woman.
Patient: No, she’s changed… she’s changed a lot.