I was accidentally sent someone’s autism therapy session report this morning. My first thought when reading it was that it was just elaborate spam but when I actually read a bit of it, I realized that it was a real back and forth about the patient, and most of all, contained no links for me to click on. If I’m wrong and it is spam, the spammers sure know a thing or two about autism. Or at least more than I do.
Anyway, I find it amusing that I now know that someone out there has the same exact name as mine (or at least very similar). Not to be all millennial snowflake on y’all, but I think I have a unique name that isn’t very common so when something like this happens, it’s a good reminder that I’m not aloooooone.
More troubling is how I was accidentally sent a legitimate therapy session report. How often does this happen? And how often does it go unreported back to the sender? Yeesh, medical professionals, if you’re going to e-mail supposedly confidential information like this out into the online ether, be a bit more careful with what you type into the “To:” field.
P. S. Those of you concerned that I’m outing confidential information about someone with my name (or similar), know that from what I read of the e-mail, it seemed that the intended receiver isn’t the discussed patient.