Essay on Week 6
Patton-Fuller Community Hospital (PFCH) has capacity to accommodate more than 600 patients at time. They have more than 600-beds. Due to raising health care costs this community hospital is also being affected, but on the other hand they have to maintain the quality health care services. Due to the seriousness of the latest economic recession, U.S. dollars of investment have been the organizations "slow." Therefore, it is necessary to reconsider the existing staff of PFCH business model, and consider the transformation of them, to enable them to compete in today's economic climate.
Current Business System
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The Compliance Department ensures the identification of all Electronic Personal Health Information (EPHI) and associated security policies and procedures in place based on the HITECH Act of 2009, HIPAA or 1996, and Privacy Act of 1974. Compliance issues on file related to an employee’s leaking information to the media of which is a violation of the HIPAA Privacy Law. These violations speak to the issue of employee training. Another compliance issue relates to CDs of patient information stolen from a transport van. The data was not encrypted and thus there was a privacy breach. Protocols need to be instituted to provide for all data to be encrypted and for the physical movement of any patient or employee data. The