HSM320 Discussions Week 5

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HSM320 Discussions Week 5
Why has patient confidentiality become a more difficult issue to deal with in the present healthcare…

 

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HSM320 Discussions Week 5

HSM320 Discussions Week 5

All Students Posts 63 Pages

Patient Confidentiality – 28 Pages

Why has patient confidentiality become a more difficult issue to deal with in the present healthcare environment?  In addition to the question above, here is a little scenario that I would like you to review:

Ms. X, a local television personality, visits Dr. C for an appointment. She is recognized by a medical assistant, who asks the nurse about this patient. The nurse confirms the patient’s identity and then the medical assistant goes to the computer, pulls up Ms. X’s records, and finds out that the patient is being treated for cancer.

The medical assistant calls her sister and shares this information about Ms. X, and the sister begins to call others to tell them about it.  Who violated confidentiality in this case? Can we blame everyone for this breach of confidentiality? What could have been done to protect Ms. X’s information?

So many people are involved in the care of the patient. How do we with technology try to ensure that only those that need to know, know?  What would you do if you overhead a physician speaking to another patient though the walls? Does the fact that this is an accidental breach of confidentiality make it any less serious than an intentional breach?…

Individual Health Insurance Mandate – 35 Pages

Please share the steps you would take to prepare your facility for PPACA implementation.  Keeping my questions rolling…What is the history of the Affordable Care Act?    Let’s discuss the background of this Act and the changes that have been made to it since it was originally proposed.  What are some of the major provisions of the ACA?…

What are some of the major provisions of the ACA?  Choose one of the subtopics in the article below and summarize the Affordable Care Act’s effect on the subtopic.  If it is expected to be positive or negative, explain why.  If it’s effect is still up for debate, explain the controversy…