The torture chamber awaits. ;)
"NO VIDEO" Who drag out the wideo cable?
I'd forgotten this place.
This just makes me cringe! *.*
Uh-oh ... they're at it again ... 8/
It takes creepy and invasive to a whole new level. But this is typical of the health service ... the patient's opinion doesn't count. :/
wish that nurse would move
I called them because I've had surgery in 2013 on my foot and I was a wreck and when my Mother had a surgery back in 2010 my cousin works in the operating room and had mentioned that my Mother threw up a lot when she woke up, even though she couldn't be in that room because she's family she still got to hear from co-workings that my Mom 'woke up' badly and was sick.
I wouldn't want people watching me because that's a very private thing no matter what type of surgery you're getting. It's bad for the patient and the doctor. I would hate for someone to make a mistake or something and have a bunch of people watching, also like everyone else said it's a major violation of HIPPA and I would hope they would know how to protect the cams. I'm not usually one to make calls when I see open cams but this one made me want to do something. At least they know the camera is on the site and that others can see it.
In this case I'd rather be safe then sorry and I'm actually happy that the outcome was the way it was, if It wasn't I don't think they would have actually called the patients to let them know people saw them getting surgery, I think they would just switch the camera off.
Brittany, that was very public spirited of you. As it happens, they knew, otherwise you could have saved them a problem.
Okay, so I live in Pennsylvania and when I saw this I felt bad for all these people who were being filmed so I ended up looking up the contact info for this place so I could call them and tell them about the camera. They said it's 'Live Surgery Wednesday' and they also host a camera on their site promoting it.
Anyone who is getting a procedure today is aware they're on camera and they signed off that the patient knows they're being filmed. I've never heard of such a thing and I don't know why anyone would want to watch, I ended up seeing them poke an eye and I got queasy, I guess I'm never being a surgeon.
Where's the profit in curing a patient? Much more sensible to simply manage their illness for as long as possible. ;)
OT doesn't need permission from anyone ... their software simply trawls and snags any camera out there that's not set to privacy mode. As we've all witnessed from cams like Tallinn, there's no censorship on OT unless the cam host contacts them :)
trix, YW :)
Doctors have to protect themselves aginst malpractice suits. Just covering theit 'Butts' like everyone else!!
Jime, there's certainly no privacy here. :(
trix, HIPAA, stands for the American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and is a set of rules to be followed by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. HIPAA helps ensure that all medical records, medical billing, and patient accounts meet certain consistent standards with regard to documentation, handling and privacy.
wow...patient number 3...
jime...what is HIPAA
Umm, re below... That's HIPAA rules, sorry for the error.
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