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By: Ashley Gavin            MHA 690Dr. David Shawn Cole                4/5/12
   Workplace confidentiality can be defined as    keeping the employee, customer and client    information private   Con...
    The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections    for personal health information held by covered entities    an...
   More than 120 workers at a UCLA hospital    viewed celebrities medical records and other    personal information witho...
   Patient information should not be discussed among    employees on the clock nor off of the clock   Staff should alway...
   The human resource professionals should take    necessary steps to prevent the misuse of    information that is person...
   Training them about the confidentiality issues by    giving them printouts of the policy or holding    meetings and se...
   What is HIPAA. Implementation of HIPAA and the    privacy rule of the IRB. Retrieved April 5, 2012, from    http://www...
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  1. 1. By: Ashley Gavin MHA 690Dr. David Shawn Cole 4/5/12
  2. 2.  Workplace confidentiality can be defined as keeping the employee, customer and client information private Confidentiality is a fundamental part of professional practice that protects human rights
  3. 3.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information The Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information
  4. 4.  More than 120 workers at a UCLA hospital viewed celebrities medical records and other personal information without permission Supervisors’ passwords were compromised by employees in order to obtain the information This was a breach of confidentiality between patient-employee privileges and rights
  5. 5.  Patient information should not be discussed among employees on the clock nor off of the clock Staff should always log off, turn off, or lock their computers Sensitive information should have security controls that are only accessible to management Passwords should regularly be changed to ensure security
  6. 6.  The human resource professionals should take necessary steps to prevent the misuse of information that is personal Once the policies are devised, the next thing to do is to communicate the same to all the employees, supervisors and managers
  7. 7.  Training them about the confidentiality issues by giving them printouts of the policy or holding meetings and seminars in the office which teach the importance of confidentiality to the employees, should be done on a regular basis Employees are informed of what is considered as a breach of confidentiality and what the consequences of their actions will lead to in forms of disciplinary measures
  8. 8.  What is HIPAA. Implementation of HIPAA and the privacy rule of the IRB. Retrieved April 5, 2012, from http://www.research.uci.edu 120 UCLA Hospital Staff Saw Celebrity Health Records. Retrieved April 5, 2012, from http://www.foxnews.com
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