RE: [Histonet] HIPPA and slides

From:"Bonner, Janet"

We are presently putting both on the label.  It does seem against Hippa, but
the slides shouldn't end up in too public a place.  AND- there's allot of
John Smiths out there, no way of telling which John Smith you've got.
Having both name and surgical number on the label has diverted enough errors
to know that this is definitely worth while.
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Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:52 PM
Subject: [Histonet] HIPPA and slides

Does anyone know if patient names can go on slides in addition to accession

numbers?  Doing so seems like it would go against HIPPA law.
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