“HIPAA, HIPAA!”

That was my cry sometimes more than once a day when I was The Boss. And that is exactly why I’m taking my business elsewhere. I don’t want to be the topic of HIPAA-violating conversation. When my doctor told me he would fax an order “over” for a followup x-ray, I knew where he meant. I immediately asked for it to be redirected to my now hospital-of-choice. Since I’m next to unknown, I won’t be possible fodder for the hospital rumor mill.

One of my favorite videos during the unnecessary annual orientation starred “Mrs. Gabber”. She was a Gossiper Extraordinaire. Besides being pretty hilarious, the situations could have been from real life. I’d seen ’em all. I searched and searched the WWW and, would you believe—it’s nowhere to be found. That doesn’t happen often.

Today has been mostly spent on whipping the Sabbath School lessons into shape. I did tour the yard and gather enough poke for three meals and cook a pot of canary beans.

When I opened Lesson 10 in KompoZer, I was startled to see practically nothing. I opened it in Notepad++ and saw that all the text was there. Opening up a lesson I knew was right, I started through, line by line. That would remind a person of the old basic programs in magazines back in the early early days of personal computers. I found one missing closing tag but that didn’t fix it. Yelling for help, the editor agreed to look at it and said to give her a while.

I kept looking, off and on. She emailed and wanted to know where I’d found the missing code. I told her and when I made sure I was correct in what I was telling her, I discovered another missing closing tag. I added it, saved it, opened it in KopoZer and there it was! Dashing off and email to let her know, I got one from her almost in the same instant saying she had found the problem.

All 13 lessons are ready to go except for some links and I’ll add them as the lesson helps are done. I checked tonight but the one for lesson 6 was being edited. I must be patient.

My eyeballs are about to hang from their sockets. It’s a wonder I haven’t dislocated my jaw with my yawning. It isn’t surprising, though. I’ve been awake since 3:30am TT. Twinkle will have to vacate the premises so I can go to bed.

6 Responses to “HIPAA, HIPAA!”

  1. Lila June 12, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    And just what does HIPAA stand for?

    • Tommie June 12, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enacted in 1996. I have been HIPAA-tized. One of its functions is to protect patient privacy.

  2. Mary Jane June 12, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I was going to ask the same question! I don’t know enough to ask questions about the work on the lessons. Glad others know how to get them whipped into shape so the rest of us can profit from their work.

    • Tommie June 12, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      After HIPAA came into being, it was drilled into us repeatedly at the hospital. Doctors’ offices and hospitals usually have the patients sign forms acknowledging that they understand about their privacy and what they’re signing. If they don’t, they are out of compliance.

      There’s a large number of people who use the lessons and it pains me if they aren’t right. The current ones are missing some code but I just have to let it go.

  3. Lila June 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    And what is the code in relation to the lessons? Just don’t understand the jargon.

    • Tommie June 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

      I tried to copy and paste some of the code into my reply but it just converted it to text. I’ll do a screenshot for tonight’s post so you can see what code is.

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