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Health Insurance Portability Accountabilty Act

Health Insurance Portability Accountabilty Act

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Team B o
  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    • Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996 to provide safeguards to protect security and confidentiality of patient information.
    • This Act granted Congress 3 years to enact comprehensive legislation regarding health care privacy.
    • In 1999, US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) proposed regulations protecting patient’s rights against misuse of disclosure of personal information.
    • Finalized regulations were implemented in April 2003 that governed the protection of confidential information.
  • REGULATIONS COVERED UNDER HIPAA
    • Consumer control over health information.
      • 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.
  • REGULATIONS COVERED UNDER HIPAA Cont…
    • Accountability for medical record use and release.
      • Civil and criminal penalties are established for violating patient privacy.
    • Balancing public responsibilities and privacy protections.
      • All medical records and other electronic health information used or disclosed are protected.
      • With situations that involve more stringent state laws that are already in placed, health care organizations must follow the most restrictive law, protecting patient privacy.
      • The provisions of HIPAA apply equally to private and public health care sectors.
  • RAMIFICATION FOR NON-MEDICAL SECURITY IN IT
    • Reduce security transaction costs for affiliated practices.
      • Physicians care about one thing - caring for their patients.
      • By helping these independent practices identify, purchase and manage security solutions, the healthcare organization can help educate their physicians while lowering their own public exposure
  • RAMIFICATION FOR NON-MEDICAL SECURITY IN IT Cont…
    • Security technology will provide at least this minimum level of compliance.
    • Also provides extra protection over and above the HIPAA standard.
  • HIPAA ADVISORY
    • As technology marches on, challenges related to information security will be a critical topic, and remain under the radar of the Security Rule.
    • There may have been "final rules" established for HIPAA, but the delivery and business of healthcare is ever changing.
  • NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
    • Since 9/11, terrorism, biological warfare, emergency preparedness, and homeland security have climbed to the top of the country's "hot topics" list.
    • These concerns are bringing healthcare-related issues - and new initiatives - to the forefront.
    • How we integrate the HIPAA regulations (both current and new) presents overwhelming challenges for the healthcare industry.
  • FUTURE FOR HIPAA
    • 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.
  • REFERENCES
    • Raymond S. Edge and John Randall Groves. (2006). Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice. Retrieved August 28, 2007, from University of Phoenix ebook collection.
    • http://www.scmagazine.com/asia/news/article/419684/hipaa-comes-security-challenge/
    • http://www.hipaadvisory.com/action/notdone.htm