HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION ASSIGNMENT ***POWERPOINT

OVERVIEW: Data breaches, whether involving credit card or medical information, have become commonplace. With so much personal information now available electronically, the protection of private information has become an important issue for health administrators.

You are a hospital administrator, charged with overseeing your hospital’s HIPAA compliance. Due to an increased number of data breaches around the country and a recent decision made by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Bryne v. Avery Center, your supervisor has asked you to prepare a presentation for the hospital board of directors and other stakeholders that will serve as a conversation starter regarding this issue.

Emily Bryne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C. (SC 19873) (2018). Retrieved from https://jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/Cases/AROcr/CR327/327CR110.pdf

Address the following items in a PowerPoint presentation:

1.  What is the intent and purpose of HIPAA?

2.  Explain the concept of Protected Health Information (PHI).

3.  What impact can the breach of PHI have on patients/consumers?

4.  What are ethical considerations? Be sure and mention specific ethical principles.

5.  Explain HIPAA’s allowance for the release of some PHI without consent.

6.  In Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., the Connecticut State Supreme Court found that health care organizations could be found liable for the unauthorized release of private health information. While this was a decision in Connecticut, why is this decision relevant for your health organization?

Your PowerPoint presentation must include speaker’s notes. Also be sure that you are providing the necessary citations, and any direct quotes must be in quotation marks.

10 POWERPOINT SLIDES MAXIMUM / Support your paper with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3 references.

READINGS: Capazzola, D. D. (2016). Medication mix-up leaves 51-year-old patient with permanent brain damage after heart surgery. Healthcare Risk Management, 38(1). Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Emily Bryne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C. (SC 19873) (2018). Retrieved from https://jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/Cases/AROcr/CR327/327CR110.pdf

Garruba, T. (2014). 5 ways health data breaches are far worse than financial ones. Healthcare IT News. Retrieved from https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/5-ways-health-data-breaches-are-far-worse-financial-ones

HHS Office for Civil Rights. (2013). Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/laws-regulations/index.html

Harris, D. M. (2014). Protecting the privacy of medical information. In Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law & Ethics (pp. 97-123). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Showalter, J. S. (2017). Liability of the healthcare organization. In The Law of Healthcare Administration (pp. 217-238). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Retrieved from Trident Online Library.

Snell, E. (2018). CT Supreme Court rules patients can sue over PHI disclosure. Health IT Security News. Retrieved from https://healthitsecurity.com/news/ct-supreme-court-rules-patients-can-sue-over-phi-disclosure

‘Tovino, S. A. (2016). Teaching the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Saint Louis University Law Journal, 61, 470-480 ONLY. Retrieved from https://scholars.law.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2052&context=facpub