There have been many instances of unauthorized viewing of medical records. Unauthorized viewing of patient records is a violation HIPAA. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that “protected health information should not be used or disclosed when it is not necessary to satisfy a particular purpose or carry out a function” (Health and Human Services.gov). The case study in which Joe, a staff member accessed medical information after he was allowed access to the hospital to change lightbulbs and the case study in which the daughter of a nurse accessed medical information as a result of the mother leaving the computer unlocked and unattended, are HIPAA violations (i.e both people accessed the medical information illegally). Joe was tasked with changing a lightbulb, but was curious about a patient he knew on a personal level, his neighbor.
Followup in one year to make sure he is not having any worsening of the strength or sensation of his extremities. I have advised him to contact me soon than this, though, should he have worsening of the strength or sensation of his extremities, especially of his distal lower extremities or other neurological difficulties before then. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this patient 's care, Craig Johnson,
Section 1: Identification of the unknown pathogen Patient is Terrance V. Haller, a 13-year-old male who enjoys outdoor activities such as skateboarding. No previous medical history and there are no known allergies. Terrance had a skateboarding accident where there were multiple lacerations and contusions. The wound on his forearm extending to his elbow was slow healing and therefore became pus producing. The patient has since returned to his primary care physician to find out what is going on.
Chief Complaint Post concussive syndrome. History Patient is a 55-year-old right-handed white female who does see a neurologist in Florida for multiple issues. She does have a chronic pain issue and has some bradykinesia. Her neurologist down there was concerned about Parkinson 's disease.
He was a known heroin user and was in and out of treatment. You were able to see the track marks in both of his arms. His skin was cyanotic, pale and clammy, along with pinpoint pupils. The ALS provider struggled to get an IV due to the long term drug abuse, so his veins were not adequate. Also, there wasn 't a clear report on when the patient was last seen at his baseline and responsive.
He is a busy reporter for the school newspaper and spends most of his time running around campus covering multiple games at a time. Anthony came into the infirmary with a dry cough, muscle aches, congested sinuses, and a temperature of 100 degrees fahrenheit. Anthony has also been feeling more tired than normal and has a lack of energy. His friend Maria gave him some over the counter cold and flu medicine, but it seemed to have no effect except for it relieved some of his sinus congestion. After running an ELISA on the patient to test for meningitis since it seemed to be common, the results came back negative and we were able to rule out Meningitis.
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.
But the staff understood and Dr. Westwood got an ambulance and reached to ED. He presented with diaphoresis, motor dysfunction, paresthesia, nausea, and ascending paralysis from his leg to the upper body, arms, face and head. He became cyanotic and hyperventilating and it turned to be bradycardiac with a BP 90/50mmHg. After five hour long clinical treatment procedures were followed for tetrodotoxin poisoning, his vital signs were
A 52 year old patient was referred to hospital for widespread tense, serous fluid filled blisters with an inflammatory base in the skin. Discuss the integumentary assessment for this patient? Integumentary Assessment: An examination of the integumentary requires some understanding of the structure and function of the system. There also needs to be an awareness of the appearance of the skin in healthy and diseased states.
However, his false bravado and self-created grandiose image, will most likely impede his ability to accept the needed treatment and potentially diminish the likelihood for a positive prognosis. A thorough familiarity with his diagnoses, background, cultural influences, treatment history and motivation to fully engage in the process are needed to develop an effective treatment plan for this young man. II.