HCS 545 HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS Week 6 presentatioin.ppt-final - Executive Committee Presentation HCS\/545 Introduction Patton-Fuller Community Hospital

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Executive Committee Presentation HCS/545
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Introduction Patton-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 hospital Investigation launched of which staff member leaked the governor’s information to the media.
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What is HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Protect Confidentiality Increase security of consumers Health care information National Standards
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What is a Medical error Medical 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.
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Response to the Scenario Conduct in-depth investigation Review hospital policy and guidelines for HIPPA and violation Disciplinary action based on hospital policy Apology to the Governor
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Ethical Dilemma Breach of Confidentiality Potential Lawsuit Reputation
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  • Spring '18
  • medical errors, medical error, Patton-Fuller Community Hospital

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