Security Breach Case Study HCS/ 533 Nichole Sims October 7th, 2013 Lori Koepsel Security Breach Case Study Securing patient information, privacy, and security within a health care organization is essential to the daily operations. The administration at St. John’s Hospital takes pride in its sound policies and procedures for the protection of confidential client information. In fact, it serves as a model for other institutions in the area; however, printouts discarded in the restricted-access Information Systems department are not shredded. On numerous occasions, personnel working late have observed the cleaning staff reading discarded printouts that hold protected health information. St. John’s Hospital took immediate action towards the cleaning staff as well as the information systems administration team to ensure this type of breach, or others do not happen again in the future.
The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients. They have to follow rules which they have been assigned to such as make sure they always use hand sanitizer before dealing with patients and also keeping all the waste away from the patients and disposed properly. They promote safety around hospitals or nursing home by
In 2006, approximately 212, 920 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States (Women’s Health Resource, 2011). The case scenario below will discuss ethical and legal issues regarding a female patient with breast cancer, which refuses treatment for breast cancer. Additionally, the scenario will cover the following four ethical principles: respect for persons/autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence that relates to the case scenario (Bishop, 2003). A 25-year-old female patient made an appointment with her primary care physician because she discovered a lump on her breast. She went to her appointment with her primary care physician the following day.
In the case of Haimes v. Temple University Hospital, there are many facts but the pertinent facts are few. According to Haimes v. Temple University Hospital (1986) this was basically a medical malpractice action claim that was filed ten years after the event took place. It took a long time to get to the courts due to the defendants refusal to settle the case through an alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mrs. Judith Haimes claimed that she had an allergic reaction to the dye she was injected with for the purpose of having a CAT scan. Prior to Dr. Hart injecting the dye, Mrs. Haimes informed the doctor that she had suffered allergic reactions including nausea, vomiting, hives and
This can alleviate their stress about tests that might involve threatening diseases. Having all medications labeled in containers will reduce medication errors for patients. This will help health care providers to see what is in each container, syringe and vial at all times. This goal is a crucial one in keeping medication errors to a minimum (The Joint commission, 2011). A vital area need for infection control is ensuring hand hygiene guidelines are strictly followed.
(Since a portion of this thesis is discussion of the correlation of immunologically mediated disorders that silicone may or may cause this article explores this. The article begins defining what a human adjuvant disease is and goes on to say that there were sporadic cases of this disease that had been reported following injections with silicone fluid. But, there have been no clear cases following silicone gel implant mammoplasty Baldwin & Kaplan (1983). The article goes on to describe a particular case of a well 35 year old female who had a soft connection of a reaction to silicone. She became ill after breast implantation, they were removed, the signs and symptoms resolved.
Cloning babies can cause mental deformities. Another controversial topic about cloning is that “It is tested on animals, women from third world countries, and many pregnant women” (Glassman 16). Luckily for Anna, she was healthy and designed properly by scientists. Cloning has many negatives and positive outcomes. Anna was born specifically so that she could give organs to her older sister Kate, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was only two years old.
In February 2006, Emily Jerry, a two-year old child was at a Cleveland hospital to complete her last series of chemotherapy treatment. Her doctor ordered intravenous chemotherapy solution that was filled incorrectly by a pharmacy technician. The prescription called for 1% saline; however, a lethal amount of 23% saline was given instead, causing her to slip into a coma resulting in death. Eric Cropp, who was the supervising pharmacist signed off on the technician’s work despite her informing him that the mixture did not look right; nonetheless, he approved it. The pharmacy was so busy that day and short staffed, which led to a preventable fatal error that changed Eric’s whole life in a matter of seconds.
(2012) suggests that the contract necessary to form a physician-patient relationship can be either express (as when you fill out financial responsibilities forms at the doctors’ office) or implied. In the absence of a contact between the physician and patient the Good Samaritan Statue comes into play. The Good Samaritan Statue is a law that protects physicians or other citizens that provides immunity against liability in the case of an emergency situation. Ludwig, M (1998) suggests in order for the physician to make accurate diagnosis and provide optimal treatment recommendations, the patient must be able to communicate all relevant information. “This duty is based on accepted codes of professional ethics which recognize the special nature of these medical relationships” (Ludwig, M. 1998).
The authors, Segal and Pilote, state "…case of a 70-year-old woman who, while being treated with warfarin, was admitted to hospital with multiple internal hemorrhages after having used chamomile products (tea and body lotion) to soothe upper respiratory tract symptoms." (Segal and Pilote). Patients inadvertently consume herbal medication that when mixed with prescription medicines, can cause deadly effects. Some people do not realize that herbal supplements are still medication, and they think that they will not experience side effects from thus medicine. Another hazardous reaction is when metronidazole (flagyl) and alcohol are mixed together.