Here is the best way I can frame this up: if you were the patient that had to go to the emergency room for constipation, would you want that information displayed publicly?
Here is why I ask …
It is Saturday morning and I am blogging on my iphone from a semi-private room in the emergency room (at a hospital I will not name). Why?
Fortunately we found out that we aren’t here for anything major so we have found some way to occupy our time by following — in real time on a computer monitor — the things people have come to the emergency room for, a few of which are:
• ankle injury
• kidney stones
Interesting right? And, you know how i love technology — especially when i am just sitting around twiddling my thumbs.
But how about the fact that along with these symptoms are the patients’ names, ages, and gender? Wow!
Yes — you read that right. The monitors where this information is displayed are placed in plain view where anyone with decent eyesight can easily see everything on them. Hmmm….
What do you think? If you were “Mr Constipation” would you want it publicly displayed for the world to know?