HIPAA and HL-7 rules in
healthcare information! Need
for a reality check
MedicalTranscriptionsService
Does your practice adhere to HIPAA
rules?
• What is the most important standard?
The most important requirement by HIPAA i...
• What if a covered entity doesn’t fax a PHI to a physician
because it says fax is not allowed under privacy rules?
The HI...
• Is it right to use e-mail if a physician wants to discuss patients
diagnosis with other physicians?
Yes, a doctor can us...
• On what basis should a physician decide whether a particular
communication is covered under HIPAA?
Disclosure of PHI by ...
• Is it legal for a physician to send PHI for overseas
transcription?
A physician should sign a business associate agreeme...
• Is it legal for a hospital or a doctor to provide information to
the police if they have to assist them in investigation...
HL-7 design framework…
• HL-7 international designs specifications that are used in
healthcare information exchange.
• Inf...
• The design of HL-7 V2 by clinical information specialists was
a success but in order to improve the methodology and
enha...
Benefits of HL-7 V3
• Less Framework for negotiation.
• Better consistency due to model based standard.
• The application ...
Thank You…!!!
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HIPAA and HL-7 rules in healthcare information! Need for a reality check

  1. 1. HIPAA and HL-7 rules in healthcare information! Need for a reality check MedicalTranscriptionsService
  2. 2. Does your practice adhere to HIPAA rules? • What is the most important standard? The most important requirement by HIPAA is the disclosure of patient information by the doctor which should be limited. The information disclosed should only complete the minimum requirement of the disclosure.
  3. 3. • What if a covered entity doesn’t fax a PHI to a physician because it says fax is not allowed under privacy rules? The HIPPA rules do not stop a covered entity from faxing PHI to the doctor, however if the covered entity doesn’t agree to fax, then the doctor can guide them to check with Department of Human Health and Services
  4. 4. • Is it right to use e-mail if a physician wants to discuss patients diagnosis with other physicians? Yes, a doctor can use any method of communication, as long as the doctor uses appropriate secure methods to protect the PHI.
  5. 5. • On what basis should a physician decide whether a particular communication is covered under HIPAA? Disclosure of PHI by a doctor to another provider/hospital is absolutely permitted in treatment matters. It is only limited to mental health professional’s personal psychotherapy notes which cannot be disclosed without patient’s authorization.
  6. 6. • Is it legal for a physician to send PHI for overseas transcription? A physician should sign a business associate agreement with its transcription service provider in order to protect the PHI.
  7. 7. • Is it legal for a hospital or a doctor to provide information to the police if they have to assist them in investigation? Yes a doctor can disclose the patient information to a police officer for investigation purpose. However the doctor or the hospital is required to check the officer’s identity before disclosing any information.
  8. 8. HL-7 design framework… • HL-7 international designs specifications that are used in healthcare information exchange. • Information models, data types, vocabularies, messaging, clinical documents, context management standards, implementation technology, profile and conformance are some of the specifications used by HL-7 framework. Cont…
  9. 9. • The design of HL-7 V2 by clinical information specialists was a success but in order to improve the methodology and enhance messaging, HL-7 was designed by medical informatics experts.
  10. 10. Benefits of HL-7 V3 • Less Framework for negotiation. • Better consistency due to model based standard. • The application roles are well defined. • Reduced message optionality. • Less expensive to build and easy to maintain the interface on a mid-to-long term basis.
  11. 11. Thank You…!!! For details call 877-272-1572 visit us www.medicaltranscriptionsservice.com

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