Patients are not required to provide personal information during registration process at health care facilities.
Written explanation of conditions to use and disclose health information must be provided to patients.
Rules regarding medical record release and use.
Health information may not be disclosed to patient’s employers or financial institutions without patient authorization.
Emergency circumstances, identifying deceased, limited law enforcement activities, and national security needs are areas HIPAA rules permit allow disclosure of health information without individual authorization.
A search of the internet readily yields hundreds, if not thousands of websites which detail how industry organizations are addressing the ongoing challenge of maintaining HIPAA-compliant cultures as they respond to new initiatives and opportunities.
HIPAA re-assessments, privacy, and security program updates, new training, and new opportunities for return on investment (ROI) are being recognized as a necessary part of any plan for new capabilities and operational enhancements.
PREVENT INAPPROPIATE PRIVACY-RELATED BEHAVIOR AMONG STAFF
Helping the members of your staff integrate HIPAA privacy practices into their daily routines.
Providing authoritative guidelines, explanations, scenarios and scripts will show workers how they can meet their HIPAA privacy obligations.