In this digital age, confidentiality, privacy, and ethical issues may arise. In the healthcare settings, healthcare professionals are becoming proficient in the use of technology, while at the same time they must always maintain high ethical and legal standards. In recent years, there have been escalating issues such as data breaches and unethical practices of healthcare professionals with social media, for example, which could result in violations of different laws such as HIPAA and also decrease trust in a healthcare organization. For this discussion, choose an article from the HIPAA Journal website.
Synthesize ethical issues surrounding health information.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
1) Summarize the article.
2) Discuss with your peers the most important aspects of the article.
3) What was interesting about it, and what did you learn from it?
4) What information could have been added to the article?
REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S DISCUSSION TO THE ABOVE QUESTION AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE.
According to an article titled “NCCoE Release Final Version of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem Guidance,” the fast growth of digital technology offers both pros and downsides. Telemonitoring and portable monitoring devices have been extensively employed for their benefits, resulting in improved care and services at lower prices. For downsides, digital health and its systems are still in the early stages owing to poor data collection and storage security, and there is always the possibility of cyberattacks. Special Publication 1800-30 has been created by the NCCoE with the use of telehealth and digital technologies, according to this article. Privacy and security for telehealth and remote monitoring systems may be improved with the use of these references. The NIST privacy framework, outlined in SP 1800-30, may be used to detect cybersecurity vulnerabilities and to get a better understanding of privacy risk. This resource not only explains how to spot problems but also how to fix them.
The useful information in Special Publication 1800-30 seems to be the focus of this article. Having the ability to follow standard operating procedures is usually beneficial. SP1800-30 was not discussed in length in this piece, but the fact that it was brought up offered me a rock on which to lean if there were any problems with the evolution of technology. When I briefly search on SP1800-30 this link has somewhat detail on it https://www.himss.org/sites/hde/files/handout-163FINAL_324.pdf At your convenience please visit this link. The main reason for this article is to states SP 1800-30 will help to balance security and delivering healthcare.
Even if it’s a trustworthy source, a few key elements remain missing. This article might be better if it had would include a brief discussion of SP 1800-30. An understanding of SP’s importance can be gained by analyzing the framework, principles, and capabilities. I’ve included a link to the site in which you can get all this information.
Grayson, N. and Wang, S., 2021. Telehealth Cybersecurity: Secure Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Retrieved from: https://www.himss.org/sites/hde/files/handout-163FINAL_324.pdf