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Nursing home operator to pay $650,000 after cell phone with patient records stolen

Nursing home operator to pay $650,000 after cell phone with patient records stolen

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A stolen iPhone containing the medical records of more than 400 nursing home patients will cost the former owner of several nursing homes $650,000 under a federal settlement.

Patient identifier systems need to move beyond the name game

Patient identifier systems need to move beyond the name game

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When I became engaged to my wonderful husband, I spent a fair amount of time debating what to do with my last name. There were philosophical discussions around feminism, identity and what it means to be married. In a million years, however, it didn't occur to me the logistics around changing one's name creates a bureaucratic nightmare.