You have been called into your emergency department to respond to a mass casualty that occurred as a result of a bus accident involving local students. You and your coworkers begin to receive messages from friends and family members in the community asking for details and confirmation of the nature of the incident, and if specific students and teachers were involved. In addition the local news media begins calling the nursing station asking for details every few minutes.
Healthcare is readily embracing any technology to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs,
but we must also consider the impact of such technology on privacy and patient care.
Choose an ending to the scenario, and construct your paper based on those reflections.
Choose one of the following outcomes:
- A HIPAA violation occurs, and client data is exposed to the media.
- A medication error has harmed a client.
- A technology downtime that impacts patient care occurs, and an error is made.
- A ransomware attack has occurred, and the organization must contemplate paying the ransom or lose access to