Protecting Patient Data
You are tasked to analyze the use of information technology resources and assess the applicability to United General Hospital and the video scenario presented in this weekâ€™s Discussion. Your response to this assessment will be to write policy statements that address specific issues related to patient health care records and align with HIPAA regulations. Assess threats related to issues presented in the case study that United General Hospital must address.
Part I: Policy Manual Introduction (1â€“2 pages)
United Generalâ€™s hospital administrator reviews the hospitalâ€™s policy manual and discovers that it inadequately addresses the area of patient records. The hospital administrator tasks you with reviewing the hospital policy manual and reporting on the thoroughness of its coverage of patient records. After a review of the policy manual, you report that the coverage of patient records is sparse and outdated. The hospital administrator then asks you to update the policy manual.
The policy manual introduction should include:
Part II: Risk Assessment (3â€“5 pages)
Because Pete compromised Winnieâ€™s patient records, the hospital administrator tasks you with identifying other potential risks that the hospital and the primary care physicians may need to address to protect patient records.
Your risk assessment should:
Part III: Alignment with Regulatory Requirements (3â€“5 pages)
Winnieâ€™s lawsuit refers to United Generalâ€™s violation of patient record protection and privacy regulations as the prime cause of the problem. This has now opened United General to governmental inquiries as well as to federal lawsuits.
Write a 3â€“5 page APA style paper addressing the following:
Part IV: Managerial Oversight (3â€“4 pages)
During Peteâ€™s exit interview he states that he did not receive managerial direction or training in regard to accessing computer systems and online patient records. The hospital administrator reviews the management training manual and finds that the area detailing instructions that management needs to give to staff is sparse. The hospital administrator asks that you write a section of the management training manual to provide clear instructions for management oversight in the area of handling and accessing patient records. As part of managerial oversight of hospital staff, access to patient records should be restricted and only available to appropriate staff members. For instance, in this case study, Pete should not have had access to Winnieâ€™s patient record.
This section of the management training manual should:
Note: The paper should be 10â€“16 pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your Assignment must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with 4â€“6 specific citations from this weekâ€™s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Your Assignment should show effective application of triangulation of content and resources to show your conclusion and recommendations. See the Week 9 Assignment Rubric for additional requirements related to research and scholarly writing.