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Publishing photograph of the patient in social media without consent is punishable
eMediNexus,  10 May 2022
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Complainant: The doctor shared my photo in his group on WhatsApp without asking me.Doctor: It’s a local closed group of doctors. Clinical photography is a learning tool.Judge: It is a social platform and patient information is a protected health information.Lesson: Patients have the right to confidentiality and privacy.Any information meets the definition of Protected Health information if, even without the patient’s name, you can tell who the person by looking at certain information...
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