For 5 weeks, we have discussed the use of electronic medical records and HIPAA from many different angles and perspectives. As health care professionals, failure to maintain confidentiality can have dire consequences both for the patients involved and you as a health care worker. For this assignment, please research the internet and look for a case study or lawsuit that involved either EMR and/or HIPAA. Read the case carefully, and then write a 100-200 word essay covering the following points:
- Briefly describe the incident
- What harm occurred
- What was the outcome
- Your opinion as to the incident and whether you felt the outcome was justified
- Finally, what could have prevented the incident?
Be sure and provide a link to your article as well. Grammar and spelling DO count, as well as proper formatting. I look forward to reading about your findings and your opinion.