Healthcare Information System Student Name University Affiliation Assessment of the Problems in Our Healthcare Facility Our organization suffers from various key problems from a healthcare point of view ranging from breach of information security systems carelessness from the staff lack of policy guiding the handling of information systems and poor management policies. The first problem suffered by our organization is lack of secure methods that prevent breaching of our information system. The securing of information system refers to the process of shielding systems and data from unsanctioned users that would like to access exploit mess up amend or destruct them. It also entails the putting into practice of integrity system availability and confidentiality. It is important to implement the relevant security measures to secure the information assets of our health facility alongside its reputation workforces legal stand and its intangible assets. Our health facility lacks the secure methods of and servers are intact and there is no leakage of data or crucial information in the hands of third party who may perpetuate attacks from within and outside the system. The logs in the server are very vital in the auditing of the information systems as it will show the logins by the various users and if there is unauthorized entry into the system then appropriate action will be taken and imminent breach will be prevented from occurring. References Herzig T. W. & Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (2010). Information security in healthcare: Managing risk. Chicago IL: HIMSS. Murphy S. P. (2015). Healthcare information security and privacy. Wagner M. (2011). Born in the USA: How a broken maternity system must be fixed to put women and children first. Berkeley Calif: University of California Press. Waljee J. (2014). Health Services Research and Evidence-Based Medicine in Hand Surgery An Issue of Hand Clinics E-Book. [...]
Scenario You are the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of a health services organization. This organization has inpatient and outpatient facilities, home healthcare services, and other services that meet your patient population’s needs. It also has a world-renowned AIDS treatment center. The organization has always enjoyed an excellent reputation and its quality of care is known to be excellent. Unfortunately, your organization has recently been featured in every media vehicle known to man. The reason: Someone downloaded the names of 4,000 HIV+ patients seen in your HIV clinic and posted the list on the Internet. The Board of Trustees is furious and wants to fire you. You have been able to convince them that they need to keep you as CEO to fix this major crisis. You hire a computer security consultant who comes into your organization, disguised as a nurse manager. After three days, she comes to you with the following report. • Nurses log in to the computer system with their passwords and then walk away, leaving the system open and running. • Dr. Jones leaves his password taped to his PC on a piece of paper. • Fax machines and printers are in open rooms without locks. • One password can access the entire database in the hospital including human resources. • There are no programs reminding staff to change their passwords on a regular basis. • She pretended to forget her password and other nurses gave her their password. • She requested sensitive patient files and staff provided her with the files without question. Assignment Requirements Your paper should be clear, concise, and 4 double-spaced pages (excluding a title page and a reference page). Only the first 4 pages of your assignment will be graded, so it is important to be concise in your writing and remain on-topic. You do not need to provide an abstract or describe any of the details provided above. You must address the following: • A brief assessment of the problems that your organization faces from a ‘big picture’ health care management point of view. This should be a high level overview of the category/categories of problems that your organization currently faces. (1 page maximum) An overview of key laws, regulations, and guidelines that are relevant to the scenario. Be sure to support your assessment with examples of why you believe each law, regulation, and/or guideline is relevant. (1 page maximum) • The identification of 2 similar situations that have occurred within the health care industry in recent years. A brief explanation of how the identified organizations handled the crisis and an assessment of whether this approach would work for your organization. (1 page maximum) • An explanation of how your organization could best handle this crisis. (1 page maximum) You are required to: • Utilize a minimum of four references. Resources used to support your findings should use a variety of information types including interviews, expert opinions, journal articles, and newspaper articles. • Provide a reference list in APA format. • Use in-text citations in APA format.