Administrative Ethics Hcs 335

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Administrative Ethics HCS 335 Administrative Ethics Patient privacy is very important to many people around the world. People do not want other people looking into their personal information such as their health issues. It is a very private matter and it is a person’s choice if they want to share that information or not. When a patient speaks to their physician about their health issues, it is done in private for a reason. It is so the patient can be honest and open without judgment and the physician can correctly diagnose the patient on the symptoms that the patient is sharing. Also the physician’s office also has all of the patient’s information such as address, phone number, and insurance. That is the patient’s personal information, and they want to keep that information private. That is why in 1996 HIPPA was introduced and now anyone in the health care industry must follow the laws to keep personal information, personal. With the constant change of technology, medical health records are becoming more popular and with that, becomes easier access. If all of the physicians could see…show more content…
Patients will pay closer attention to their information, and the providers can insure that their systems have better safe walls and security measures. If we can make it a lot more difficult for people to get the information, then it will help detour them from taking the information that does not belong to them. Many people probably do not think about their medical records being stolen, but it does happen. When this information is taken, there can be large costs such as credit card charges because of a stolen medical record. The electronic medical record is just as important as any other information, such as a social security card or driver’s

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