It is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Posted By: fatcat on 2009-05-18
In Reply to: Hmmmmm - sm
to ask any health or disability-related questions (including to see your medical records) until a definite, firm offer has been MADE. If this occurring, I would recommend the person it is happening to call any disability rights lawyer, who would take it in a heartbeat.
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Would this be a HIPAA violation?
Supervisor went away for a week, so her husband (not an employee), sent out the work assignments for our accounts. I thought computers had to be secure from access by others, including family.
No violation. Told to do it. I don't get attitude with
them either. I comply as best as possible. It's difficult when you do things their way you are being corrected to not do it when you were told to do it all over again.
So it is not my attitude or my unwillingness. They are happy with me as far as I know. Never had any complaints about my work, except for petty style issues. I am very willing and eager to learn, and have been with this company since April and everything is always fine and dandy until you need a 4th account because work is slow and you get thown on QA all over again.
I just wish people wouldn't automatically jump to conclusions. I was half leery about posting because of that. I can tell you..I am not in any kind of HIPAA noncompliance, as we are told to look up samples. Otherwise where would I be getting this information from? I wouldn't have regular access to MTs reports unless allowed by this large national, right? I am certainly not smart enough to magically pop into a system to see anything.
I also need to add: I proof and relisten to almost every single report. Overboard, yes, but that's just how much this uncaring MT cares about the work she puts out. So, after being an MT for 3 years my line count = 100-120 lines per hour because of it. I would rather myself suffer than my quality or a patient. I am not one of these people who flings out 300 lph just to throw them out not caring about any mistakes. I guess that is why I beat myself up over this? Because I strive to be the best MT that I can be to only be corrected on someones personal style preference that is new to the QA in the company I work for anyhow?
What about violation of Homeland Security
They have all our personal information over there where it isn't safe. I was told of an Indian that was doing AIDs patients, got mad, printed their information, and sent their reports to family members....Go outsourcing!!! If my doctors outsource I won't go to them anymore. Ask before you go...
There is no HIPPA violation. As poster stated below
directories of completed reports as samples for dictators or further patient information. Many of the larger companies with the DocQScribe platform have that feature.
AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW
Agree with you wholeheartedly. Need to start making Senior Citizens and Boomers aware. Go to AARP and scream about it. We need to find out the best way to make Seniors aware of all the facts, especially in places like FL - they have a huge voting block. Any suggestions on ways to do this, ways that we can all help?????
Americans are bad too
Here is the problem. If American MTs were perfect there would be no competition. I've edited Indians and Americans and some Americans are great!!! But some are just as bad as Indians.
So why shouldn't the MTSO outsource, pay an Editor to clean the mess and keep the change. I don't agree with it but that's the way it is. I think it's horrible. The pay should be better for the good Americans, that's all.
Any MT Companies that have only Americans?
Any companies in the US that hire and keep their American workers and do not outsource to India? How about Spheris? Anything?
not sure of the exact # but there are more Indians than Americans
Indian MTs also pay much less to take the test than Americans do. nm
I think you are right, but if us Americans jumped ship as soon as
it gets rocky, they would sink, but we hang on and on and wait for it to get better and then it doe not!
I have heard that some savvy Americans are moving
If Americans are a little thin-skinned and anxious right now, (sm)
it's certainly not without good reason! All of us, either directly or indirectly, have been affected by offshoring of ALL American work.
I am American. Are you helping Americans get jobs? nm
Americans have been working in Saudi Arabia
for a very very long time. Where you been?
you would live in a security compound with all Americans around you...sm
not in the Arabian desert on a camel!
Read the manual!
Americans edit Indian work, never Indians
I was asked to sign something that said I would not tell that I edited Indian work. I would not sign that. Indians cannot edit Indian work.
Americans have to do it.
American, yes I guess we still count southern as Americans
Just to let you know, doing grammar or spelling policing here can get you tossed off. Not being ugly, just knowing.
Focus Infomatics uses Indians to edit Americans' work
They do make mistakes. But if you point it out to them, at least they are willing to learn, they don't get all huffy like Americans do, and the Americans should have better grammar, etc. in the first place!
Toyota factories are in the U.S. and hire a large % of americans, my sibling works in ...sm
motor assembly division, and has never worked for a more respecting, generous and thoughtful company. Anyone who thinks buying a Toyota makes them guilty of buying a foreign made car, this is certainly not true now days! They are right here in the US and have one of the most dependable, long-lasting vehicle on the road. I think your analogy was a little off-base with all due respect. Have a good day!
By chance, are these people calling "non-Americans" I worked for a company
who shall remain nameless but their supervisors were in India and would IM me constantly to do a STAT. Even though, I would try tellin them I was not working that day or that I was going somewhere. They continued to ask. It was bizarre. I kept think, what part of English DONT you understand..NO..I thought meant the same everywhere. They are just the only poeple I have dealt with that just doesnt comprehend rejection of any sort, but that's just me.