Author Archives: Cheryl Clark

Cheryl Clark
Cheryl Clark is a senior healthcare reporter at inewsource. To contact her with questions, tips or corrections, email cherylclark@inewsource.org.
Privacy concerns halt UCSD’s posting of patients’ physician critiques

Privacy concerns halt UCSD’s posting of patients’ physician critiques

From airlines to restaurants today, it’s all about the customer experience. Were they treated respectfully and promptly, and did they get what they came for? That’s increasingly true for health care organizations, and UCSD San Diego Health is no different. The 500-physician hospital system is so set on improving its patients’ experience with their doctors that it was about to ... Read More »

AIDS remains a stubborn foe in San Diego County

AIDS remains a stubborn foe in San Diego County

It may seem that HIV disease and AIDS are a thing of the past, because more effective drugs now keep infected people healthy and alive. It also might seem that targeted educational programs prevent transmission now that we’re nearly four decades into the epidemic. But statistics for 2014 say that’s not quite the case. In San Diego County, 480 people ... Read More »

Sharp hospital apologizes for privacy breach as video sting provokes backlash

Sharp hospital apologizes for privacy breach as video sting provokes backlash

Sharp Grossmont Hospital has apologized for releasing 14 video clips that included women undergoing obstetric surgery, an error it said constituted a breach of their medical privacy and has led to state and federal agency notification. “We are very sorry that this error occurred and that the privacy of these patients was breached,” the Sharp Grossmont statement said. The hospital ... Read More »

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