MEDICAL RECORDS STOLEN
Posted By: OLDTIMERMT on 2008-07-27
In Reply to: Did you guys hear about the stolen records at Grady Hospital - sm
I watch the news out of Atlanta. The story they are handing out about the stolen medical records is that the company Grady outsources to outsourced it yet to another vendor and that is where the records were taken from. Sounds like, to me, it was offshored through their original vendor!! I would love to know the REAL story!!!!
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Did you guys hear about the stolen records at Grady Hospital
Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The news is reporting that patient info was stolen by some transcription employees who worked for an outsourced company who again outsourced some of the work. Anybody know which company does transcription for Grady..I'm just curious. Please email me if you know.
Here is the article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The FBI is investigating the theft of medical records of patients at Grady Memorial Hospital, officials said Friday.
Grady spokeswoman Denise Simpson provided few details on the thefts that were discovered late Thursday. She said it remains unknown how many patient records were stolen, which patients were affected or how the records were stolen.
The records pertained to recorded physician comments that Grady sent to a vendor to transcribe into medical notes. The records were stolen from a subcontractor employed by the vendor. The missing records were kept on computer files.
Grady officials do not at this point believe the records contained patients' Social Security numbers or financial information such as credit card numbers, but Simpson emphasized that investigators are only starting their inquiry.
Simpson did not identify either the vendor or subcontractor.
We sincerely regret the occurrence of this breach of confidentiality of patient records in the hands of one of our vendors, Simpson said in a prepared statement, and we are hopeful that our quick response to this theft will significantly reduce any negative consequences for our patients and the physicians who care for them.
She said Grady would notify the patients as soon as possible.
It is unclear who might have stolen the records or for what purpose, she said.
AC Medical Records?
HI! Has anyone heard of AC Medical Records in Oregon? I was offered a position with them and was wondering if anyone had any info. Thanks in advance!
AC Medical Records
Seeking feedback on this company with an Oregon address, positive, negative, or neutral. Any info welcomed. Thanks.
Which is EXACTLY why U.S. medical records should
Their poverty and desperateness to survive is exactly why something like ID theft has certainly got to be too big of a temptation to ignore.
i was offered at 8 cpl for medical records w/o ops
Medical Records Company
Anyone heard of Medical Records Company. Ive never seen them on here before, but just looking for info. Thanks
AC Medical Records (ACMR)
Does anybody have any info on AC Medical Records (ACMR) transcription company in Oregon? Thanks!
Plus your medical records include your SS#, too! nm
AC Medical Records (ACMR)
Does anybody have any info. on AC Medical Records (ACMR), a transcription company out of Oregon? Thank you!
MRC Medical Records Corp? sm
Anyone have any information on this company in Florida? Thanks.
FT Medical Records Transcriptionist
Who does she work for?
Medical Records Corp
Anyone have any input on Medical Records Crop out of Maryland? In can't find them in the archives. Thanks in advance.
Medical Records Corp
Hi there. Not sure if I am correct but I used to be with Medical Records Corp out of Florida and then it was just MRC and of course, Medquist bought them out. Is there a different Medical Records Corp you are talking about? Sorry if this info is wrong.
Medical Records Corp
I am talking w/them now. Just did testing today. Seems like a nice lady that I talked with. You do know that they don't pay for spaces don't you?
Medical Records Corp.
Worked for them for a very short time. Very unorganized. Ran out of work the first week almost everyday within the first few hours of my shift. It did not work out for me. Had trouble getting my paycheck as well. Maybe things are better now.
Most people don't even know their medical records are
good sense to occasionally pay the fee, and have ALL your medical records sent to you for review. And not just the bits and pieces they CHOOSE to post online, if your medical provider has a patient website. Those are highly edited. You want to know EVERYthing that was dictated and typed. ESPECIALLY if you're having medical problems, insurance problems, your doctor isn't taking your illness seriously, etc.
One time I took the usual, illegible Rx to the pharmacy to get meds a specialist had prescribed for me. Was shocked to find out they were the same meds I had told her DIDN'T WORK at the last visit. It was clearly there in my previous report, too, so there's no way she could say she didn't hear me when I told her. She heard me alright, she just didn't check my medical record when she ordered the meds.
EVEN WORSE, at the next visit, she ordered a muscle relaxant for me that I was ALLERGIC to! (And that had been in my medical record for YEARS.) But apparently the origin of the more recent reports was slightly in question. No signature, and no one would verify to me if they were typed offshore or in the US.
So, in addition to educating people about their SS #'s, etc. going offshore, educate them that when something in their medical care is fishy, to become a detective and find out WHERE their reports have been transcribed. My quess is OFFSHORE.
Looking into medical records and include
this into the criteria to hire somebody or not, yes, this I would regard as overall discrimination.
But to be subjected to a hearing test to be hired for an MT job, is not discrimination of any sort.
VR and messed up medical records
I agree. I have a friend who asked me to look at his medical record that he obtained from the hospital and I found a lot of mistakes that would not be made had they not used VR and the MT Editor had not missed those mistakes. Like lists. Instead of a vertical list, it runs the list altogether. Impression 1,2,3 and 4 are in one big paragraph. No punctuation, words run together. Yes, there will be lawsuits.
I see errors on my OWN medical records and
so, are heads going to roll because of that? Someone typed in I had hypotension when it is really hypertension, someone said I had MRA done because of abdominal pain, never was abdominal pain. My mother was sent some wrong medication from the drug store and you think anything has come out of this?
all medical records should be electronic.
tell everyone you know that medical records go to India
Call the medical records dept there. Sm
I did a bit of this account, too, but my primary was a sister hospital. Loved it.
Any information on MRC-MD, aka Medical Records Corp?
Anyone heard of Medical Records Corp. of MD? sm
They are posting that they are hiring at 10 to 12 cpl, however, wondering what the catch is......are they a school or something??? TIA
Medical Records Corp of Maryland
Anyone know anything about this company? Any info would be appreciated!
Has anyone ever heard of AC Medical Records Management out of Oregon? TIA nm
My personal opinion is MEDICAL RECORDS as we know them will not be around in 3 years.
There will be no need for the HP, DS, and other notes we have to generate right now.
The only reason we do notes is so hospitals can get paid.
If the coders can read the chart, and don't need us to type out what a doctor says, they don't need 80% of what we do.
We shouldn't be doing DIABETES LETTERS and all that crap. That responsibility will be shifted off to other entities.
The op notes may be still done but I sort of doubt it.
nice know'n ya.
Mine too - Medical Records Corp - Gone with the Qwind. (nm)
I remember Medical Records Corporation, worked there, SM
then it became something like Medical Records Group and then Medquist. It kept going down, down, down..... Sad.
Any info on Medical Records Corp or FutureNet?
Can't find much info here on archive search...anybody know anything they can share? thanks much!
When I MT'd inhouse in a hospital medical records dept.,
the hourly pay was around $9/hr. I had plenty of experience too. The lady there who had about 25 years of experience made around $12/hr.... I have no idea why it was so low. That's why I ended up working for a service at home. As low as VR pays, that $9-$12 is starting to sound good though. What a shame this profession is.
Offshoring of American medical records is flat out wrong and...
a security risk in some cases...
Call the hospital medical records dept and ask who does their transcription. They will tell you.
Per job post you need ŕ-3 years of medical records transcription experience"
Reason for the revolving door at OSi, always has been that way, always will be
MRC (Medical Records Corp)?? Any information out there on them. I couldnt find anything in the
archives. Any help would be appreciated. Thinking of applying.
There are few account for editing Powerscribe. Not for medical records or for most radiology sm
accounts. There are few accounts that ditched VR, which is nice. I think that is going to help set Keystrokes apart; being open to the idea of it but not pushing it.
Our medical records are private. They should not be sent overseas. The language barrier can sm
cause a lot of very serious errors in a medical record, and I, for one, want my work kept here.
There are a lot of services that do not send work overseas and will not because they believe in keeping everything in the U.S. It was the deciding factor for me when weighing between two companies. One company was very vague when asked, but the other, Keystrokes, was adamant about staying U.S. only.
I started with them 2 years ago and will retire with this company, as long as it keeps the same ownership (had to clarify that as if the ownership changes, I would probably leave). I have not heard of them selling out, so I am hoping to stay!
I disagree. Accuracy of patient medical records should not be dependent on how smooth your life is
at the time. If you had quality issues, and they were being sent to you, which is a warning, then you should have been extra careful. Our clients deserve a perfect product regardless of what life is handing you at the moment.
Can anyone give me good or bad on Medical Records Corporation or Transcription Relief Services? nm
Only former CyMed emps got their info stolen, right?
This has only happened to SPi employees who were former Cymed folks, right? I haven't heard of any SPi employees getting the letter...Anyone have confirmation or know otherwise?
Drop them an email. Mine was stolen. I received a nice empty envelope.
Few cents here, few cents there stolen from you by
Maybe WL should see a doctor and have her records
All the more reason why we should as MT's in this United States of America band together, go to Washington DC and protest!!!..I am more than fed up with seeing our skills and profession as a whole ****ardized by outsourcing. I think it would be a good idea for us MT's on this board to seriously consider a sound strategy we can utilize to make our leaders listen to us and take us seriously. Perhaps this is wishful thinking on my part but if we could put something together, I for one would be willing to WALK to DC if I had to (and with the price of gas out of control; I might have to) - to make ourselves heard.
that's what happened with the VA records and
the whistleblower from Q is no blacklisted.
and .... that is no different than with paper records, so ...
Digital Records Corporation
Does anyone out there work for Digital Records Corporation, MTs, that is? Need to know if you have to have a C-phone as the only way of working for them? Will be taking their oral part of test on Monday, but she would not tell me any specifics about them before that ! Whatever else you could tell me about them would be greatly appreciated. All I know, right now, is that they do pay for the spaces, that is a plus for me, because now I don't get paid for that ! Thanks.
Digital Records Corp - Does anyone know
anything about this company - good or bad? I would appreciate your comments. Thanks.
Anyone know about Digital Records Corporation? sm..
It looks like they have a GREAT benefit package. Any information from current or past employees would be greatly appreciated. Are their benefits as good as they say? Is there plentiful work?
Digital Records Corporation...
Check out their website, http://www.relyondrc.com...That is the one that I am referring to. Thanks.