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Medical Records Down in the Dumps

February 19, 2008
by James Feldbaum
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The personal records of 3,200 patients were “dumped” at a U.K. landfill site with ordinary rubbish rather than being shredded or burned in line with procedure. So, just a reminder that security was not better in the “paper days.” It gives a new meaning to “garbage in – garbage out.”

"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891


Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet (1854 - 1900)

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James Feldbaum

Jim Feldbaum is a physician consultant specializing in clinical transformation, CPOE, and...