Author Note This paper is being submitted on May 07, 2014, for Ann Nevers M230 Medical Law and Ethics Course.
Doe v Medlantic Health Care Group When a patient comes into the doctors’ office or hospital, they trust the employees to handle their medical records professionally. When a patient’s personal medical information gets released to people who should not know about that information, it can lead to very serious consequences and even emotional problems for the patient.
Doe, who was diagnosed with HIV, became ill and checked into a hospital owned by the Medlantic Health Care Group. Doe was employed as a janitor for a company that provided cleaning services for the U.S. …show more content…
This could have been prevented in a number of ways. One way breach of confidentiality could be prevented is to train your employees on the importance of keeping patients personal health information confidential, and also in the training session, employers could include the consequences that could occur if they did violate the breach of confidentiality. Since Goldring shouldn’t have had access to Doe’s medical record, the hospital should have things set in place such as passwords on the computers and limited access of PHI to medical staff, so unauthorized personnel cannot gain access to a patients