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Awkward, illegal patient info sneaks into PowerPoint files

January 5, 2009 Awkward, illegal patient info sneaks into PowerPoint files By Philip Ward -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Radiologists should take much greater care over the patient information contained in their PowerPoint files, according to researchers from the University of Michigan. "Think twice before publicly releasing PowerPoint files," said Dr. Frank Londy, lead author of an informatics education exhibit at RSNA 2008. "Review common locations for hidden PHI (private health information) prior to releasing a PowerPoint. Knowledge of the problems can prevent inadvertent disclosure of PHI."

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