Louise Bailey
Healthcare Issue: Keeping patient’s identity
private.
Setting: Phoenix Cardiac Surgery
Position Statement
Pros
Physicians have an obligation to safeguard
patient’s information within their information
data bas...
Applicable Laws
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996 (HIPAA) called for the establishment
of standa...
Specific Regulations
Title IV is a safeguard ensuring the protection of
privacy for your medical information. Along with
f...
Case Precedents
Pros:
Phoenix Cardiac Surgery has agreed to pay the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $...
Applicable Industry Standards
The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law
104-191,...
Evidence Based Research
Pros:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
has focused attention on major reform...
Recommendation
It is my recommendation for the Phoenix cardiac
surgery to follow the HIPAA law within their
organization s...
Reference
References: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2012),
Health Information Privacy, Washington DC: Auth...
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  • The settlement with the physician practice follows an extensive investigation by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. On further investigation, OCR found that Phoenix Cardiac Surgery had implemented few policies and procedures to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and had limited safeguards in place to protect patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI
  • At the same time, Congress recognized that advances in electronic technology could erode the privacy of health information. Consequently, Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information
  • This including greater use of evidence-based medicine, shared decision making, comparative effectiveness research, and transparency of cost and quality information
  • Louise bailey ppt

    1. 1. Louise Bailey Healthcare Issue: Keeping patient’s identity private. Setting: Phoenix Cardiac Surgery
    2. 2. Position Statement Pros Physicians have an obligation to safeguard patient’s information within their information data base systems. Cons Physicians posted clinical and surgical appointment for its patients on an internet- based calendar that was publicly accessible.
    3. 3. Applicable Laws Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) called for the establishment of standards and requirements for transmitting certain health information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system while protecting patient privacy.
    4. 4. Specific Regulations Title IV is a safeguard ensuring the protection of privacy for your medical information. Along with federally ensuring your privacy, the HIPAA law is intended to lead to reduced fraudulent activity and improved data systems.
    5. 5. Case Precedents Pros: Phoenix Cardiac Surgery has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the protected health information of its patients. Cons: Phoenix Cardiac Surgery the physician practice was posting clinical and surgical appointments for its patients on an Internet- based calendar that was publicly accessible.
    6. 6. Applicable Industry Standards The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, included Administrative Simplification provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security.
    7. 7. Evidence Based Research Pros: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has focused attention on major reforms. Cons: A recent study of consumers' attitudes toward health care found that there is a “disconnect between the central tenets of evidence-based health care and the knowledge, values, and beliefs held by many consumers.
    8. 8. Recommendation It is my recommendation for the Phoenix cardiac surgery to follow the HIPAA law within their organization such as getting consent from patient before providing confidential information like appointments on the internet based systems for everyone to see. This will prevent further settlements in the future.
    9. 9. Reference References: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2012), Health Information Privacy, Washington DC: Author, retrieved on April 26, 2012, from about.com://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/ Sage, B (2012). HIPAA Law and Regulations retrieved on April 18, 2012 from http://personalinsure.about.com/od/health/a/aa041806a.htm Schardt, C 2011, J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Health Information Literacy meets evidence-based practice retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016648/

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