There are so many issues in today’s society of administration in the health field. As technology progresses more and more issues continue to arise. Among the many issues in current administrative ethics the healthcare field faces today the most common issue that I found in my research is the issue of confidentiality and privacy of the patients. Even more today than there has been before keeping patients records private has become more and more difficult.
There are different levels of information that can be affected. According to nursingworld.org the administrator protects information that is private, secret or privileged. This means that not all information is medical information about the patient but also information about the payroll or other contact information about the patient and the staff. This also would include information the patient does want their doctor to know about them which would be more privileged information and things they do not want their doctors to share with others. One of the main issues with keeping such information confidential according to the article Administrative Ethics and Confidentiality/Privacy Issues on nursingworld.org is that most often younger people are working in offices that do not respect or have accurate knowledge of the privacy laws such as HIPPA.
Hippa is a government list of regulation and rules to abide by in any medical practice put into place to protect the patients. According to hippa-101.com any office using electronic software must have the appropriate blocks to operate for example a password to get in and out of files, also virus protection and firewalls to prevent the system from being hacked into. There are new hippa laws added each year as technology grows and unless the office constantly prints out the state and government rules and regulations so that all the...