Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

It's only a problem if he mentions the patient's name.

exactly right. We have special "cell phones" that all doctors and many of the other clinical and non-clinical staff are issued at the hospital. They work on a different frequency and are only usable while on the hospital campus. It's the most direct way to get a hold of anyone in the hospital.

I was referencing those studies that refute if cell phones actually do cause issues with equipment. I think with the change to digital, that the risk has been diminished if not eliminated.

I'll agree that it's more of an annoyance than anything for those working in the hospital. It's amazing the number of people who will answer their phone and continue to have a conversation while you're trying to get information from them in my job, or for clinical staff when they're trying to make an assessment, explain what's going on, etc.