Workplace Confidentiality Training<br />by <br />Dora Knight<br />
What is Confidentiality?<br />The principle in medical ethics that the information a patient reveals to a health care prov...
Confidentiality  Codes of Medical Ethics<br />Hippocratic Oath<br />“Whenever in connection<br />With my professional prac...
Codes of Medical Ethics II<br />International Code of Ethics<br />“Except when obligated by the law of the country concern...
HIPAA’s Privacy Rule<br />Establishes standards to protect the confidentiality  of individually identifiable health inform...
Confidentiality<br />Patient’s Rights<br />Exceptions<br />Information released via of subpoena duces tecum<br />A written...
Patient Authorization Form<br />
 Patient Consent Required <br />Attorney’s request<br />Employers<br />Government agencies<br />Health care providers that...
Patient Consent Not Required<br />Health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law<br />Public health activities...
(FYI) For Your Information<br />Record storage access is limited to authorized users only<br />Record storage access area ...
Protecting Confidential Information<br />All chart handlers must  sign statements agreeing to protect the confidentiality ...
Breech of Confidentiality<br />Employees found guilty of breech of confidentiality are subject to severe action, up to and...
The End<br />
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  1. 1. Workplace Confidentiality Training<br />by <br />Dora Knight<br />
  2. 2. What is Confidentiality?<br />The principle in medical ethics that the information a patient reveals to a health care provider is private and has limits on how and when it can be disclosed to a third party.<br />The ethical principle or legal right that a physician or other health professional will hold secret all information relating to a patient, unless the patient gives consent permitting disclosure.<br />Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers, 2007 <br />
  3. 3. Confidentiality Codes of Medical Ethics<br />Hippocratic Oath<br />“Whenever in connection<br />With my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge as reckoning that all such should be kept secret”<br />
  4. 4. Codes of Medical Ethics II<br />International Code of Ethics<br />“Except when obligated by the law of the country concerned, a doctor shall not disclose, without the consent of the patient, information which he has obtained in the course of his professional relationship with the patient”<br />
  5. 5. HIPAA’s Privacy Rule<br />Establishes standards to protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by a covered entity in any form, whether electronically, paper-based, or verbally. Individual identifiers are patient’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth, Medicaid ID number, social security number, medical record number and employer names.<br />
  6. 6. Confidentiality<br />Patient’s Rights<br />Exceptions<br />Information released via of subpoena duces tecum<br />A written command, signed by the clerk of courts ordering an individual to appear in court with documents<br />Information released according to statutory reporting requirements for example:<br />Rape<br />Abuse<br />Suicide threats<br />Patients have the right to confidentiality, which is the process of keeping privileged communication secret and that means that information cannot be disclosed without the patient’s authorization.<br />
  7. 7. Patient Authorization Form<br />
  8. 8. Patient Consent Required <br />Attorney’s request<br />Employers<br />Government agencies<br />Health care providers that did not care to patient<br />HIV related information<br />Internal Revenue Service<br />Worker’s Compensation <br />3rd party payers<br />Research that includes treatment<br />Patient or patient representative<br />Marketing communication<br />Law enforcement (Sp Circumstance)<br />
  9. 9. Patient Consent Not Required<br />Health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law<br />Public health activities<br />Law enforcement purposes<br />Judicial & administrative proceedings<br />Identification & location purposes<br />Research purposes<br />Food & Drug Adm.<br />Worker’s Compensation<br />Specialized government functions<br />Decedents<br />
  10. 10. (FYI) For Your Information<br />Record storage access is limited to authorized users only<br />Record storage access area remains locked at all times<br />The original medical record remains in the facility at all times<br />Only authorized users of patient information will control access to patient’s information<br />Follow the tracking procedures to sign out patient information to authorized users<br />
  11. 11. Protecting Confidential Information<br />All chart handlers must sign statements agreeing to protect the confidentiality of all individuals’ medical information. <br />
  12. 12. Breech of Confidentiality<br />Employees found guilty of breech of confidentiality are subject to severe action, up to and including dismissal.<br />
  13. 13. The End<br />

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