Type of Practice: Single Physician Medical Practice – operating for nine months
Situation: A staff member of the practice discussed HIV testing procedures with a patient in the waiting room, thereby disclosing personal health information (PHI) to others in the waiting room. The patient filed a privacy complaint. The compliant also cited computer screens displaying patient information being visible to individuals at the waiting room front desk. The physician is concerned about safeguards of patient information, impermissible uses of equipment containing patient information, and unlawful disclosure of patient information. The physician hired you to determine and implement the appropriate corrective action(s).
Answer the Following:
What would you do?
How would you advise the physician about security policies associated with private health information?
How should the practice prevent this for happening again?
Deliverable: Your response should be a 2 – 3 page paper, double-spaced, 12-pitch, New Times Roman. You should also have a cover page and reference page in addition to the 2 – 3 page paper. Your paper should include an introduction and conclusion. The paper should answer all three questions in detail, using information from the appropriate legislation and other relevant sources. Use the grading rubric to ensure you include all the required elements.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||02/14/2015 03:00 pm