HA3220D – Health Information Systems
Assignment 06: Legal Memo
A 14-year old patient was seen at your hospital’s ER after a car accident. The patient’s parents make it clear to the staff that they are not willing to give consent to any procedure involving blood products or transfusion. The doctor explains the risk to the parents. After the parents leave the room, the patient tells the nurse that she is afraid of dying and would like any care, including blood procedures and products, that could save her life. The nurse later finds out that the rejection by the parents was due to religious reasons. The nurse quickly discusses the case with fellow employees, one of whom posts comments on her social media page using a clinic-owned computer.
The Director of Risk Management asks you to summarize the security, privacy, and confidentiality breaches that occurred in this case in a memo. Your 2-page double-spaced memo should outline the risks and explain ways to avoid these risks in the future. It should also discuss how the use of information systems in this case relates to the violations. Support your discussion with credible sources in APA style.