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Bad Idea Jeans

posted May 17, 2011, 10:27 PM by Matt Granger   [ updated May 31, 2011, 3:57 PM ]

A fellow PACS admin shared this horrible story of "electronic image sharing".  Enjoy!

"So I get a MD... asking if I can import an outside CT into PACS so our Radiologist can give him a second opinion. No problem I say. Except what he ends up doing is having his office secretary email me an invitation to view some folders on a Google Picasa account! I’m not sure how the privacy settings were set for this folder or what Picasa’s privacy rules are but the PHI was very much there and visible.  I had to install Picasa on my PC in order to download the entire album... then import them manually into PACS.  Probably not the best way to transfer studies, huh?"

Because I was asked... "Bad Idea Jeans" was a Saturday Night Live skit from the '90s.  I can't find a video online to link to but you can read the transcripts here.