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  • 1. Protecting Privacy & Confidentiality Kyle Fortune MHA 690 Dr. Ray Borges April 25, 2012Slide Backgrounds from: http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com
  • 2.  UCLA Hospital › Staff breached privacy and confidentiality of numerous celebrities › One employee saw over 900 patient records without consent  Staff faces federal criminal charges  Staff were warned, suspended, and/or fired (Over 120 UCLA Hospital Staff Saw Celebrity Health Records, 2008)
  • 3.  What is HIPPA? › Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) › Public Law passed in 1996  Set new guidelines for handling electronic healthcare transactions  Applicable to everyone working in the United States Healthcare System  Ensures protection of medical records (Wolper, 2011)
  • 4.  Seven Regulatory Steps Healthcare Services Must Follow: › Access Control › Encryption of Private Health Data › Integrity Control › Authentication › Audit Control › Alarms › Event Reporting (Wolper, 2011)
  • 5.  Access Control › Protects against inappropriate retrieval of electronic health information › Passwords are required to gain access to electronic medical records (EMR) › NEVER ACCESS A PATIENT’S RECORD UNLESS IT IS A NECESSITY! (Wolper, 2011)
  • 6.  Encryption of Private Health Data › Prevents intruders from accessing records › Makes it difficult to recode health information if wrongfully accessed Integrity Control › Protects validity of accessible data › Protects reliability of accessible data (Wolper, 2011)
  • 7.  Authentication › Required to access EMR › Identifies who is accessing the EMR Audit Control › Traces who has accessed EMR › Helps identify inappropriate access (Wolper, 2011)
  • 8.  Alarms › Provide warnings and alerts for attempted intrusion › Audits and alarms go hand-in-hand to see who may be frequently accessing EMR  Authentication is important to prevent warnings/alerts from occurring  Improper access will result in a warning/alert for breach of privacy (Wolper, 2011)
  • 9.  Event Reporting › Standards and regulations must be followed at all times › ALL breaches of HIPAA must be reported swiftly to…  Prevent damages  Regain control of access  Inform patients who have been impacted by the breach of HIPAA (Wolper, 2011)
  • 10.  Access Control & Authentication › Never share your password with anyone  People can use your password to access records  This will result in a breach of privacy if improperly used › Never leave a computer with EMR open
  • 11.  Report events/violations › Patients have the right to know about unauthorized access › Intentional breaches are illegal  May lead to criminal investigation and criminal charges › Staff who intentionally breach privacy will be suspended and/or terminated
  • 12. Unauthorized access is illegal! Violation can lead to termination! Even worse….criminal charges! NEVER TAKE THE RISK!
  • 13. Over 120 UCLA hospital staff saw celebrity health records. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,398784,00.htmlWolper, L. (2011). Health care administration (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.