Patient Privacy

Mar 29th, 2015
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Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on a current health care situation. For example, common issues might include one of the following: physician or employee with a conflict of interest, health care fraud and abuse, medical error, quality of care issues, aging in America, privacy issues—selling names, losing patient information, or health care coverage for indigent or noncitizens. Evaluate the effect of organizational structure and governance, culture, and social responsibility focus on what happened in your chosen situation. Recommend how you would change the organization to prevent this situation in the future. Include the following components: Identify and describe a health care news situation that affects a health care organization such as a hospital, clinic, or insurance company. Examine and evaluate how organizational structure and governance, culture and focus (or lack of focus) on social responsibility affected or influenced what happened. Recommend what resources will be allocat

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Patient Privacy IssuesNameClassDateProfessorPatient Privacy IssuesNew technology has brought many benefits to the healthcare industry but it has also resulted in challenges involving keeping patient information private and confidential. As more and more healthcare facilities go digital the threat of the private patient record going public is an alarming problem. Not only do patients risk someone hacking into their private patient file there is also the risk of their information being sold. Patient privacy is no longer as secure as it was in the past with the written record. Keeping a patients record from being accessed requires the healthcare facility to take steps to properly secure this information. Even then this private information is at risk from internal and external sources at the healthcare facility. One situation where the private information of the patient becomes vulnerable is a case where an employee sold patients private information for illegal gains. An employee at Howard University Hospital named Laurie Napier used her position as a hospital tech to access private hospital records and to sell them to criminals so they could be used for criminal purposes (Shultz, 2012). In this situation the employee was caught selling the private information of patients. This private information includes name, address, birth date, Medicare health numbers, and social security number. This private information can be used by criminals to create fraudulen

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