HIPPA Stand For…….Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act
What Does HIPPA Do?HIPAA protects a patient’s personal health information and states the patient‘s rights to that information as its used for financial & medical care reasons between healthcare professionals
Why Is HIPPA Important? HIPPA privacy rule protects apatient’s medical information to ensure it is not shared withanyone who is not authorized to have it.
Who Must Comply with HIPPA? Any Employee who uses apatient’s information before,during and after they use our services
What is Patient Information?Patient Information is any information that can be used to identify a Patient.For example: Name Birth Date Social Security Number Medical Diagnosis Medical History Room Number Address
Examples of HIPPA violations Leaving a patient’s medical record open for everyone to see Leaving a patient’s medical information on the computer screen and leaving it unattended Discussing a patient’s medical information with another patient Throwing away paper with patient information on it Talking about a patient with your friends and family
Why We Must Comply With HIPPA ? Failure to comply with HIPAA can result in civil and criminal penalties Failure to comply with HIPPA and Breach Patient Privacy and Confidentiality Can Result in Termination
Remember All Employees Are Patient Advocates What if You Noticed a HIPPA Violation? Contact Your Supervisor Immediately