The HIPAA privacy rule was established to protect individual 's medical records and other personal health information (HHS.gov). It also gives the right to patients to obtain a copy of their medical records. Cignet Health was fined $4.3M after discovering that two of their hospitals violated the HIPAA privacy rule on 41 separate occasions (hipaajournal.com). They violated the privacy rule by refusing to provide patients with a copy of their own medical records. the privacy violations took place between December 2008 thru October 2009.
The ACA and the Health Care Delivery System a Critics have claimed that the ACA overlooked the need to reform the delivery system in our nation so as to constrain its costs and improve its quality. A careful examination of the law, however, shows that it constitutes one of the most aggressive efforts in the history of the nation to address the problems of the delivery system. Just over 5 years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Its enactment may constitute the most important event of the Obama presidency and could fundamentally affect the future of health care in the United States. From a historical perspective, 5 years is a very short time, far too short to assess definitively the
It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans local & federal legislation should supply the money in order to secure the well being of the city. During the reconstruction period, New Orleans local officials were looking for a massive amount of aid in
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., diagnosed Payton with a side effect that caused his ducts to drain bile from his liver. Once the cancer set in doctors couldn’t do much to save him. Everyone assumes that since Walter Payton is a Hall of Famer that he would get moved up the recipients list, but the government offers everyone an equal opportunity. No one is above one another. The government also placed a price ceiling on the amount of money needed to pay for an organ.
Like many mentally ill Kentuckians, Morton was neither dangerous enough to be kept in a hospital for long nor healthy enough to care for himself in the community. If successful, House Bill 94 would "keep people out of the revolving door of the hospital," Sheila Schuster of the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition told the committee. Most states have adopted some version of "assisted outpatient treatment" since the 1980s, when families of the mentally ill began to lobby for it. Police or family members can have the mentally ill involuntarily committed to a hospital for treatment once they deteriorate to the point that they pose a threat to themselves or others. First, at a hearing, a judge would decide if the individual met various criteria, including having a severe mental illness, symptoms of anosognosia, a likelihood that he would be a danger to others and a determination that outpatient treatment was the least restrictive alternative available.
The Obama Administration has streamlined the process for supporting family reunification as a priority and has appealed the Immigration Executive Action policy that was overruled by a federal judge that would keep five million immigrants from being deported. The Border Patrol is adequately staffed and unlawful crossings is at a forty year low. The Department of Homeland Security is deporting criminals and immigrants that pose a threat to our communities. (2012 Democratic) The Independent Task Force on Immigration Policy continues to encourage the Obama administration to move forward with the reform legislation that will discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers and level penalties, making jobs available to all qualified workers
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) recommend for vaccinations to all health care workers annually against influenza. In my Oncology unit, with immunocompromised patients’ nurses mostly 85% of us are vaccinated for flu, but remaining is supposed to use the mask and when get illness with cold not allowed to take care of such patients. The reasons for not getting the vaccine is the myth that it does not work for them or for some of them believe they do not need. In 2014 to 2015, healthcare workers of 64.3% were immunized where as only 62.9% in 2013-2014. Even among the patients and family the facts about flu vaccine to be explained the flu vaccine cannot cause the flu but it is safe and protects against seasonal influenza viruses, (www.cdc.gov/,2015).
Whether it be a vaccination, a pill, anything. Families are losing family members because of this, and the government is only giving $600 million while they are giving $3-$5.3 billion dollars a year to cancer. I am not trying to rule out any type of disease or anything, but come on government, Alzheimer’s is just as important as cancer. I hope people will stop taking Alzheimer 's for granted, and not paying any mind to other families that are losing family members. I hope scientists will find a cure for both cancer and Alzheimer 's and they will reach their goal!
The difference between hospitalization and Hospice is the administration of treatment. Hospice care only treats symptoms and focuses on pain management instead of seeking a cure to a terminal illness. A person that is put on Hospice care is usually given only six months to live. It seems like cruel punishment to prolong the miserable suffering life of a person that is past the point of no return and simply wants to die in peace. Although licensed personnel can give higher doses of pain medication to lessen the suffering, they can be prosecuted in Alabama if the doses are lethal, and patients may not be able to communicate their pain to the appropriate authoritative
Pou who was not trained in triage had to find a way to save as many lives as she could. Pou allowing the most healthy patients to evacuate first would allow for most of her resources to be used on the patients who needed them the most. I can agree with this choice because during the hurricane transporting patients was a difficult task. Terminally ill patients most likely would have not survived transportation in the immediate days following Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, keeping them in the hospital was safer than exposing them to the damage the hurricane cause, which would risk infection that could also lead to their
In America, the government has set up regulations that constructors has to follow in order to continue building. If something was not up to code, the constructor would need to fix their mistake. If Haiti had regulations for building homes there would be less families that were affected by the earthquake. According to the article, Five years after the earthquake, poverty and political uncertainty
he fight against Homelessness in the United States requires support from the Federal, State and local governing bodies. Two years ago, The Federal Government created the Economic Plan of 2013 in order to reduce homelessness in America. The plan effectively increased more homeless people with homes than providing services. “Housing-first programs have been shown across the U.S. to effectively end homelessness” (Federal Government 5) Funding more programs within the United States will likely decrease the problems of Homelessness. In 2009 President Obama took a strong position on the fight to end Veterans homelessness by partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs by focusing on providing permanent housing, improved on healthcare, specifically
So why not attack the problem at the fuse directly? The world could be totally different as we have lost so many potential world changers and future leaders due to our war on drugs. The difference is on the way and should happen soon. Now if we look at the not so obvious benefits of the decriminalization of all drugs. Imagine a society where medical offices are allowed to make strides in cancer as HIV we have already discussed would start to have a decreasing rate in the reduction of needle sharing within society.