Vidant Health and HIPAA Violations Case Questions

For this discussion use your Ethics in Health Administration text to read the following: Chapter 8, “Technology and Ethics,” pages 165–186. And used Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers text to read the following: Chapter 12, “Operations Management,” pages 201–215.

Also use the Internet to read or review the following resources:

Wynn, J. D., Draffin, E., Jones, A., & Reida, L. (2014). The Vidant Health quality transformation. Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety, 40(5), 212–218.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (n.d.). HIPAA enforcement.

Vidant Health. (2015).

Joint Commission. (2016).

1. Case Study 1: Vidant Health- used text book for answering question. Post must be 400*800 words

In your Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers text, the authors highlight Vidant Health as an example of how quality audits results can lead to quality improvement in operations management (pages 213 &214).

Review the Mini-Case Study: Change for the Better in your textbook, and the Vidant Health resources linked in your Unit 7 studies. Utilize and directly refer to these resources as you address each of the three Mini-Case Study Questions on page 214. Your personal resource list, compiled in the first discussion in Units 1 and 2, will be useful for analyzing this case study as well.

2.Case Study 2: HIPAA Violations-use text book for answering question. Post must be 400-800 words

Health care leaders must understand and respect the depth of the ethical implications related to the use of technology and data in all aspects of management, from patient care to operations management. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) identifies real-life cases of HIPAA violations on its Web site and these cases are shared in the media.

Chapter 12 of your Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers textbook summarizes six of the most significant violation cases in recent years. Choose one of these cases listed on pages 215–216 under For Your Consideration (or a more recent occurrence) to evaluate. Research the OCR investigation and outcomes in detail. In your main post, summarize the details of the case and violations, and explain how and why actions taken within the organizations violated ethical principles. Recommend a strategy a health care manager might take to ensure this type of violation can be prevented. Be sure to cite and reference your additional research resources in your work

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