Security and Privacy
Resource: Security and Privacy
As an information systems manager, you will need to consider a very
important aspect of your operation—patient information, privacy, and
security. Review the following case scenarios and select one to use for
your management plan for security and privacy.
Case Scenario 1 (Security Breach):
The administration at St. John’s Hospital takes pride in its sound
policies and procedures for the protection of confidential client
information. In fact, it serves as a model for other institutions in the
area, however, printouts discarded in the restricted-access IS
department are not shredded. On numerous occasions, personnel
working late have observed the cleaning staff reading discarded
printouts. What actions, if any, should these personnel take toward the
actions of the cleaning staff? What actions, if any, should be taken by
IS administration?

Case Scenario 2 (Natural Disaster):
Living on the Gulf Coast is a benefit that many residents of this small
Southern town enjoy, however, natural disasters are a concern. The
town has just been struck by a hurricane and the entire basement of
your operation is flooded by the storm surge. Patient files were
destroyed or washed away with the receding water. What actions do
you take when patients ask for their health records? What processes
did you have in place to protect your records in anticipation of such an event?

Choose one of the scenarios above and develop a process for
maintaining patient privacy and security.
Include a detailed management plan in the case of a security breach
(Case Scenario 1) or a natural disaster (Case Scenario 2). In your plan,
address the following questions:
• How can you respond to these situations?
• What training can you provide to your staff?
• How can you implement your management plan?
• Include a code of conduct with your plan.
Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word description of your facility’s patient data
privacy and security plan.
Use a minimum of four references that directly support your analysis.
Format your paper consistent with AP

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