Hipaa And Technology : Chamberlain College Of Nursing Essay

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HIPAA and Technology
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Eghosasere Egiebor Choosing a career in healthcare can be very difficult and has its’ many implications because of what people consider to be personal decisions. When patients come into any healthcare setting, they are in a position where they are fully trusting the professionals to secure their privacy. The primary and sole outcome of providing patient care should be focused on positive patient outcomes. Taking advantage of a patient is inexcusable even in cases where the offender may not be caught. This is a particular and a very big concern when technology is involved.
Advantages to technology
When it comes to healthcare, technology is the basis of most, if not all, of our advancements. Sometimes when the word “technology” is brought up, it often brings about a negative connotation because patients seem to always think of disconnect and vulneralbility. However, the contrary is actually true. In healthcare, there are many forms of technology; everything from telemetry and blood pressure machines, to electronic health record keeping and tracking health trends or disease outbreaks (Wesolowski et al., n.d., p. 224). When hospitals incorporated EHRs, there was a significant decrease in the amount of errors that occurred over the time frame of 2 years (Abramson et al., 2013, p. 53).
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