Tag Archives: Medical records

HIPAA

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” — Kahlil Gibran The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules Good old HIPAA has … Continue reading

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Vigilant

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” This post is actually about medications. My medications. My drugs. My immunosuppressants that keep my body from rejecting this beautiful borrowed … Continue reading

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Bribery!!

After being in the corporate world for a long, long time and then thrust into the world of transplant medicine, I couldn’t help but to compare the two. Both have their own bureaucracies, their own structures, their own similarities, their … Continue reading

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Traveling

It takes a bit of extra effort for a heart transplant patient to get ready to travel. At least it does for me. I can remember the first trip I took of any distance after my transplant and I was … Continue reading

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Information is Power

I am a true believer that information is power. It’s good to know, to learn as much about things as possible. It’s even better to share your knowledge with others. Part of the goal of this blog is to share … Continue reading

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Million More Miles

Yesterday was my 3rd annual heart transplant check up. For me, it’s always a long, high stress day, filled with nervousness, tension and a lot of “hurry up and wait”.  Yesterday was no different. I arrived at my transplant center … Continue reading

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Our Medical “Charts”

My post a couple of days ago titled “Face in the Crowd” brought me a couple of interesting comments from friends. My dear friend “B” that I’ve known for years, reads my words when she has the time. Like most people who are … Continue reading

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Compliance ~ Non-compliance

I have had some VERY interesting discussions about patient compliance with some people in the medical profession. These discussions started from an innocent remark that someone made to the effect that transplant patients are VERY compliant. While I am a … Continue reading

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Busy Week

This is one of the few weeks out of the year where it seems I have had NO time to actually get anything accomplished. On Monday, we worked in the guest room that we’ve painted and I also prepared for my (tri-annual) clinical … Continue reading

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Medical Records …..

Lately I have been plagued by an issue that I’ve decided to tackle head on. Kind of take the bull by the horns type of approach. My transplant center like to be kept in the loop when I have tests … Continue reading

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