2. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Federal) – HIPAA Privacy Regulations • Requires the healthcare industry to protect the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI) – HIPAA Security Standards • Requires the healthcare industry to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information (e-PHI
3. What Can I Access?Only the information I need to know tocare for the patient I am assigned.
4. If you have computer access :•Screen should not face the public whenaccessing a chart•Always log off when leaving thecomputer station•Changed password as often as facilityrequires•Do not share log on information. Whatis viewed and documented under yourname is your responsibility.
5. What should you do?A fellow nurse is viewing a patientinformation from another floor. She isnot caring for this patient nor consultingfor care of this patient.
6. Answer:Inform your immediate SupervisingNurse or Manager.Contact the Hospital Privacy Officer
7. “Health employees, especially those who are asked to manage such sensitive data as patient records, must have the ethicalresponsibility and wisdom to uphold the laws that protect the appropriate and authorized usage, access, and exchange of patient information within our dynamic, innovative technologicalenvironment” (Wolper, 2011, p. 389).
9. ReferencesOver 120 UCLA Hospital Staff Saw Celebrity Health Records. Retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,3 98784,00.html.Wolper, L.F. (2011). Health care administration: Managing organized delivery systems (5th ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.