1 Date Event Identified privacy rule/principle May 26 - 30 Patient hospitalized at St. John Hospital, Johnson County. Treated by psychiatrist Dr. Bridges. During hospitalization: facility directory July 18 Patient requested copies of medical records from May 26-30 admission at St. John Hospital. Records copied by record copying service, ReadyChart. Individual right of access (and psychotherapy notes exception). ReadyChart is a BA; its employees may be considered workforce members August 7 Patient wants “possible suicide attempt” removed from records by Dr. Bridges individual right to request amendment 14 TH September Patient readmitted back to St. John Hospital and treated with antibiotic regiment. Right to fair treatment 5 th October Emergency department of Mercy Hospital where the patient was admitted requested September’s faxed copies of medical records from St. John Hospital. Right of access to Information of the patient’s treatment history. 15 th October Medical records from may for the patient mailed to Dr. Lyon from St. John Hospital. Change of Health insurer by patient. Liberty Life and Health. Individual right of access to information. Doctor patient relationship 30 th October Patient requests September health records. Mr. Day indicated the suspension of the direct release of records to patient since it violated states law. Individual right of access to information 10 th November Patient receives Comfort Healthcare brochure and samples. She complains to St. John Hospital through a call received by Jessica Carter(a Candy striper) Infringing on the right to quality healthcare 12 th November Patient’s may medical records requested by Liberty Life and Health insurer Right to access information for health records to make a finding 17 th November Patient’s May records requested by a case worker (J ohnson County Children’s Services) after suspecting her children’s abuse due to her episode condition by then. Exercising of legal authority 20 th November Correlational study performed on St. Right to access information for
2 John’s physical therapy department. furthering course of treatment 21 st November Seminar by Dr. King (orthopedic surgeon) about Knee amputation techniques Informational exchange provisions as set down in HIPPA HIPAA
3 May 26-30 : The scenario doesn’t state whether Mary was admitted to a special behavioral health or substance abuse unit. If there are special units, St. John Hospital may establish a policy where there is no facility directory for those units (to ensure patient confidentiality). In that case, patients should be instructed that no information will be given about them and they will need to contact individuals directly. If facility policy allows Mary to be included in the facility directory,
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- Winter '15
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Ms. Jones, St. John Hospital