Week 1 discussion 2 ppt

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Week 1 discussion 2 ppt

  1. 1.  “A breach of confidentiality is a disclosure to a third party, without patient consent or court order, of private information that the physician has learned within the patient-physician relationship. Disclosure can be oral or written, by telephone or fax, or electronically, for example, via e-mail or health information networks” (“Patient confidentiality”, 2012)
  2. 2.  Patient consent is needed before their medical information can be released. It is important that the patient’s consent be clearly documented, because this reduces the risk of violation.
  3. 3.  Individually identifiable health information is especially protected This includes the following: “the individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, the provision of health care to the individual, or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to the Individual” (“Summary of the”, 2012)
  4. 4.  Enforcement of security policies will be stricter, and patient files accessed will be monitored and observed. Enhanced security controls Employee monitoring Implementation of Security Experts
  5. 5.  The patient has the right to not have their privacy invaded It is the patient’s choice to decide what information will be released A patient may need to make a decision about releasing information based on treatment Violations can lead to mistrust, lawsuits, and disciplinary action.
  6. 6.  Patient confidentiality. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.ama- assn.org/ama/pub/physician- resources/legal-topics/patient-physician- relationship-topics/patient- confidentiality.page Summary of the hipaa privacy rule. (2003, May). Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/un derstanding/summary/privacysummary.pdf

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