HIPAA Violation rocks hospital! An employee at St. Charles Health system accessed over 2400 patients’ medical records over a two-year period because they were curious. We all know that curiosity killed the cat and now it may have direr consequences for this curiosity seeker and the hospital system. HIPAA Violation without intent to commit fraud The employee who viewed the protected health information (PHI) without a legitimate reason to do so is in jeopardy of large civil fines, loss of their respective clinical license and criminal prosecution. Not to mention termination from their present position.
And as a result Bernie Banton including other workers sued James Hardie for negligence in 2000. It was estimated that he was one of 12500 claims made against the company for asbestos-related diseases. Many people were affected with the use of asbestos for instance Mr Robert Berengo, who contracted mesothelioma mainly from hugging his father, a painter in the 1960s, settled his case against Amaca for $2million. Banton described the atmosphere of his work place that “I was often covered in a fine white dust. It was on my face, skin, hair and clothes.
My week 6 in Public Health was filled with unprofessionalism and full of sadness how public school has become. I was at Mt. Gleason again this week with Nurse Archer and Nurse Ana. We had to organize health immunization cards that has not been organized for a while. While organizing the health immunization cards, we noticed that the health immunization cards that were in the filing cabinets were mostly students that transitioned to Middle School or have transferred to another schools.
The dentist told him it was a shame that he wasn't able to retrieve his teeth because they were extracted cleanly. He didn't want to be seen with his teeth yanked out and the dentist had to give him implants, which was a painful and expensive procedure. He couldn't wait to get his Harley back, all repaired to the tune of twenty-five hundred dollars. He would begin his search for the guy that did this to him. In the meantime, he just stayed alone in his apartment, watching movies, mostly pornographic.
There were 127 medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania last year. An example of these cases could be an exploratory surgery to diagnose a patient and the incision became infected because the patient failed to clean the incision sight properly. Seems to me that the doctor was just doing his/her job but in the end, he/she got sued. Medical malpractice can be described as an act or omission by a doctor or physician that lead to the harm of a patient (Kindy). Certain laws and bills have been put in place to discourage people from suing doctors for problems that are completely out of the doctor’s hands.
During the middle of the spot inspection, every recruit was told to go back to the locker room to gather more items. I had placed my boots underneath my chair before I left. When I returned with all of the required items, I realized that my boots was no longer underneath my chair. Sergeant Davis then asked the classroom if any of the recruits had any items taken away since they were gone. I was one of the recruits who raised my hand and stated that my boots were gone.
Furthermore, he had $34,000 in back taxes. In 2009, he set his house of fire committing arson and insurance fraud. What made the case weird was that he climbed out the house in scuba gear claiming he needed it to breathe. Marin had intentionally wanted to commit insurance fraud by collecting the fire insurance payout for his burned home. When sent to court in Maricopa County he was found guilty of arson and the sentence could have been 10 to 20 years.
Geologist Alexander Wright an archeologist died in September 2008 when a 12.6ft (3.8 meters) deep unsupported trial pit that he was working in alone caved in at a development site in Brimscombe Lane, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. The Judge in this case Mr. Justice Field stated that the company had committed a severe felony by grossly breaching its duty towards Mr. Wright. He further stated that the organization, which was depicted in court as in a parlous budgetary state, could pay the fine in 10 years at a rate of £38,500 per annum. He clarified that the fine denoted the gravity of the offense and the obstacle impact it would have on organizations to unequivocally comply to health and safety rules. Moreover he stated that because this company was operating on a small sector a larger fine would have made the company insolvent and it could ultimately lead to the redundancy of the four people presently working in the company.
Rick 's parents have finally taken Rick’s rotting, day old corpse to the doctors to examine exactly what killed him. After hours of testing, it was concluded that it was a type of poison, the exact one found in the watermelon. This meant that the watermelon indeed killed him. It was the fault of whoever managed to get that watermelon to Rick, and I needed to find out who that was. It still could’ve been Mickey Simons, but it could have been anyone else, too, so I decided to continue my hunt for Rick’s
Purpose: By the end of my speech, the audience will be influenced concerning the negative effects of steroids on human health which led to illegalizing this kind of drugs. Introduction: Nowadays steroids are spread all over, and the use of these drugs had disrupted the life of many athletes. One example is an athlete “Taylor Hooton “who found dead on July 15 in his apartment. Actually, he wasn’t the first to kill himself. The investigators related his death to the use of anabolic steroids.
The situation was made aware to U.S Department of Health and Human Services, who has since then posted her case onto their “Wall of Shame.” All healthcare professionals, whether it is the receptionists all the way up to the owner of the hospital, are going to have heard about HIPAA at some point in their employment. The punishment is pretty hefty, so that is probably why there are only a couple of cases with violations of HIPAA resulting in criminal severities. The legalities of breaching PHI “to a third party carries a jail term of up to 10 years in addition to a maximum fine of $500,000 if the disclosure is made
Environmental Conditions: In 2008, researchers estimated that potentially preventable adverse drug events kill 7,000 Americans annually and that medication errors that result in harm are the number-one cause of inpatient fatalities. While error rates vary widely among facilities, experts believe at least one medication error occurs per hospital patient every day (Anderson & Townsend, 2010, p. 24). Some of the most common medication errors that occur in the acute healthcare setting is due to the latent conditions. Nurses that reported working in
According to Thomas Allen Coburn, a senator, and medical doctor, reports that “Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA malfeasance.” (Devine) That is a worriment, and the problem lies within management and lack of liability. CNN reported that clerks and administrators had made “secret waiting lists” to camouflage the long waiting times on the VA’s wait-list system. (Issitt) The Office of Inspector General reported “a systemic lack of integrity within some Veterans Health Administration facilities.”(Issitt) The scandal caused the deaths of the people that the program was there to protect. The mismanagement was not only in the waiting lists but also with the money. Four VA construction projects in Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver, and New Orleans an extra cost of $1.5 billion because poor scheduling and unnecessary luxuries.