Re: Patient names on slide labels
we print the patients'
name on our slide labels. Concerning HIPPA, we have our slides stored in a
limited access area. Whatever labels we do not use is placed in a
container for shredding by a private company.
advantages surely outweigh the disadvantages of having the name on the slide
labels. It gives us a chance to make any corrections before the slides are
given to the pathologists.
Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP)
Pathology Reference Lab
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Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:16
Subject: Patient names on slide
We recently aquired the Tamtron Path
system. We decided to put patient names on the slide labels, thinking
that would give our pathologists one more way to check that are reading the
right slide with the right report, (thinking of the Minnesota mix up).
The questions are what labs are doing this
and what is the general consensus on this, with all the HIPPA
guidelines that are in place?
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