Patient Privacy: The Secret to De-identifying Patient Photos
September 9, 2016
Jason Bloom, MD, Jeffrey Spiegel, MD
In this episode of Modern Aesthetics Journal Club, Host Jason Bloom, MD asks Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD about his recent research into the best ways to de-identify patient photos when publishing research. In this age of HIPAA and the importance of protecting patient privacy, Dr. Spiegel's recently published study finds the current practice of blacking out patient's eyes may not be enough and that the eyebrows may actually make a person more easily identifiable.