Why don't you create a fictious discharge summary for a patient with a lot of information about his or her medical history including...
The patient is a 50 y/o practicing primary care provider who suffers a multiple medical concerns relating to his lifestyle which result in significant comorbidities associated with his medication condition. The patient shares that he finds himself very frustrated with his career. He finds the constant battle with new regulations, billing codes, policies, procedures, mandatory education to be extremely frustrating, particularly what he believes the over emphasis on patient privacy which he perceives as unnecessary and a barrier to patient care.
In addition, the patient verbalizes frustrations with his relationship with his wife related to........ and his son related to.......
The patient is diagnosed with:
Depression and Anxiety
Then ask? If this were your discharge summary, how would you feel about it being:
1. Mailed to the wrong patient.
2. Posted on the Internet.
3. Left on a bus or subway.
4. Disclosed to his wife, mother, son.
5. Available on an electronic file maintained on a unencrypted laptop that was stolen.
6. Hacked by an identity thief
7. Used to deny a life insurance policy or workers comp claim?
Maybe putting them in the place of the patient woudl be helpful?
Director of Privacy/Security Officer
Ministry Health Care
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