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Executive Committee PresentationHCS/545
IntroductionPatton-Fuller Community Hospital has experienced a breech in confidentially. The hospital has a high profile patient the Governor. Administration of the hospital ensured the governor his identity would be protected.The local media reported the governor was in the hospitalInvestigation launched of which staff member leaked the governor’s information to the media.
What is HIPPAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability ActProtect ConfidentialityIncrease security of consumers Health care informationNational Standards
What is a Medical errorMedical errors show a critical dilemma of public’s health and present risk to patient safety.Medical error is a mistake done by a healthcare professional that causes adverse outcomes or may harm the patient.
Response to the ScenarioConduct in-depth investigation Review hospital policy and guidelines for HIPPA and violationDisciplinary action based on hospital policyApology to the Governor
Ethical DilemmaBreach of ConfidentialityPotential LawsuitReputation
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