healthcare system privacy and security are the main topics discussed. In the article “Security of health information: Balancing Interests”, by Valerie Prater, she discusses the often misunderstood roles of privacy and security in the healthcare system. In the past, the medical records were paper based and records were entered manually. The paper based approach had limited accessibility because it was only available to one user at a time. Today the system uses the electronic health record approach. The electronic health records are available to many users at once and uses plenty of information technology tools. With regards to privacy the article argues that it is the right of individuals to decide what to do with their health information. Prater argues that the individual should have to right to disclose their information from organizations including the government itself. On the security side Prater points out all kinds of security threats the healthcare system still faces
One must be aware, however, that although “mobile devices are invaluable to healthcare efficiency and responsiveness to patient need” (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015, p. 224), certain measures should be in place to secure patient information (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).
Privacy became an important issue as patients realized the amount of information hospitals and health providers stored. With the electronic means of transfer and storage slowly overtaking traditional paper and file, trust in this new technology was not easy to come by. HIPAA was passed in 1996, a time when computers and electronic storage was not considered the norm. It is important to keep in mind just how far technological advances have come in these past two decades, and the presence it has today in nearly every
Approximately seventy five percent of Ontarians have an electronic medical record and roughly 10,000 Ontario physicians are using them to improve patient care, enhance health outcomes and increase patient safety.
When Machiavelli originally wrote The Prince at the end of 1513 and perhaps early 1514, it had been written quickly by an author who was, among other things, seeking to regain his status in the Florentine government. Since many of his colleagues in the republican government had been quickly rehabilitated and returned to service under the Medici’s, Machiavelli felt that he needed a fair advantage in order to regain his previous post. It was originally written for presentation to Giuliano de'Medici, who might have actually appreciated it. But the dedication was changed when Giulianos died and it was then rededicated to Lorenzo de'Medici who probably did not read it when it came into his hands in 1516. Then in 1515-16, when he wrote the Discourses (a much longer process) it was probably the result of many discussions he might previously have had with scholars knowledgeable in political theory. In any event, when looking at these two books it becomes evident that the Prince was meant for an audience who wouldn’t take it completely seriously but would look to it as a satirical reminder of what could be; and then with the Discourses, of how it should be done.
Machiavelli desperately wanted to return to politics. One of his goals in writing The Prince was to win the favor of Lorenzo de’ Medici, then-governor of Florence and the person to whom the book is dedicated; Machiavelli hoped to land an advisory position within the Florentine government. But Medici received the book indifferently, and Machiavelli did not receive an invitation to serve as an official. The public’s reaction to The Prince was also indifferent at first. But slowly, as word spread, the book began to be criticized as immoral, evil, and wicked.
The Prince is a piece of literature written during the great Italian Renaissance. It was written during a time of Italian flourishment all many aspects of society including art, literature, science, and even religion. In his twenty-six chapter guide The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli discusses the ways in which he believes a leader should rule his country. It also describes how to gain and then maintain political power. To do this, he uses very straightforward and direct phrases and logic, which makes it easily understandable to the reader. In chapters seventeen through nineteen of The Prince, Machiavelli considers the value and virtues that a prince must have in order to have a successful reign.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate researched evidence of when initiated the electronic healthcare records took place and by whom, what their goals were and how the Obama administration ties into this with the affordable care act. In addition to providing six steps from healthit.com website that will include a description of my own healthcares facility progress in this area. Moreover, I will include the definition of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and discuss the possible threats to patient confidentiality and what is being done in my healthcare facility to prevent hipp violations with example. The conclusion will demonstrate what I as the researcher have
Today, you have more reason than ever to care about the privacy of your medical information. This information was once stored in locked file cabinets and on dusty shelves in the medical records department.
In the modern era, the use of computer technology is very important. Back in the day people only used handwriting on the pieces of paper to save all documents, either in general documents or medical records. Now this medical field is using a computer to kept all medical records or other personnel info. Patient's records may be maintained on databases, so that quick searches can be made. But, even if the computer is very important, the facility must remain always in control all the information they store in a computer. This is because to avoid individuals who do not have a right to the patient's information.
Electronic medical records are a comprehensive development to the health care policy but do demand to be enhanced considerably. EMR’s claim they require exclusive access to be opened but are still accessible and utilized on the hospital Wi-Fi. Today, most hospitals will have their Wi-Fi available to all guests. This makes it easier for a patient’s information to be breached, even if it is on the EMR. Another component that could be improved, is the capability to transfer with the patient. Currently, if the patient leaves providers, their account does not move with them. While this is available on a different electronic record, it is not available on the EMR specifically (Health IT,
Computers are mainly used for medical education and clinical care. Computers are an excellent source of storage for patient data and history. They also allow people to access important information much faster. Centuries ago, ppeople did not have computers. Instead, they had to write everything down by hand. By writing the information down, doctors easily lost important patient history. Now, with computers, doctors can type the information and the data is easily stored. The data is also much easier to find. Doctors don’t have to go searching everywhere for it, instead they can just type in what they are searching for, and it is there.