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Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
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7/28/2014 | 4:15:12 PM
Re: just the beginning
There have been instances of celebrities' medical images getting into the hands of gossip sites like TMZ already. The employees always sound to have been fired -- but not before picking up a chunk of change from paparazzi. Fortunately for most of us, no one cares about our gall bladder surgery or appendix ... we don't think!
User Rank: Ninja
7/24/2014 | 11:11:55 AM
Re: just the beginning
It's an unfortunate side effect of a society that's happy to sue whenever it gets the chance. The cameras in this instance, as you said, are for liability purposes. Ironically now we're likely to see lawsuits of a different kind entirely!
User Rank: Ninja
7/23/2014 | 6:10:18 PM
Policies will be published and then promptly ignored
I predict a substantive uptick in privacy lawsuits and much better job security for plaintiff's lawyers and litigation support staff as a direct result of Google Glass claims alone.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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7/23/2014 | 2:25:45 PM
just the beginning
This comment from The Baltimore Sun's coverage of this scandal doesn't inspire a lot of confidence:

"Most of the OR's at Hopkins have video camera's now - I should know, I managed some projects to install some of them when I worked there. Between liability prevention and security (especially after the shooting) Hopkins and hospitals like them are teeming with image capturing devices whether you are told are not. Along with this, expect more of these types of scandals in the future but with the unfortunate end result being public posting of images and videos patients would rather have or legally should have had kept confidential."


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