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patient confidentiality and data security on health care organizations

Explain the ramifications of patient confidentiality and data security on health care organizations.
Expand upon the impact of the Patient Self Determination Act on health care environment.
Explain how publicity regarding adverse events can influence elected officials and policy advisors.

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The disclosure of patient's personal information can lead to professional or personal problems. However medical records are rarely completely sealed. Clinicians may share medical information as case studies which are usually published in professional journals. When this data is published the identity of the patient is never revealed and all pertinent data is either changed or eliminated.If this confidentiality is breached in any way, patients may hve the right to sue. Another threat to medical privacy because most medical bills are paid by some form of health insurance, either private or public. This makes it diffucult to keep information truly confidential. Health records are often seen by doctors and their staffs, but by insurance ...

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Various effects of patient confidentiality and data security on health care organizations are discussed in this posting.

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