Confidentiality and the use of Technology

“With the increased use of computerized electronic medical records there is a direct correlation to a rise in a breach of confidentiality among healthcare professionals”.


Mackenzie’s Thesis Statement

The purpose of this nursing informatics paper is to explore technologies used in nursing practice. I have chosen to explore the increased use of electronic charting in relation to breaches in confidentiality among healthcare workers. With the direct access to all patient files with just a username and password log in pertains to issues with privacy of patient health records. I will be exploring why people breach and what motivates somebody to look into a patient’s health record considering all the legal implications enforced for breaching of confidentiality. I will also be investigating cyber-attacks that can happen and create a network wide concern for privacy and confidentiality for our patients.

For more information read the news article by CTV news involving the cyber-attack of 24 Hospitals in Northern Ontario:

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/hsn-s-computer-virus-affecting-24-hospitals-in-north-east-1.4256232

Please watch this video for a clear understanding of the six types of breaches and the process used for reporting.

Reference

CTV News. (2019). HSN’s computer virus affecting 24 hospitals in the north east. Retrieved from https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/hsn-s-computer-virus-affecting-24-hospitals-in-north-east-1.4256232

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