Department Head Hot Hipaa Topic Presentation

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Department Head Hot Hipaa Topic Presentation

  1. 1. HIPAA HOT TOPICS
  2. 2. INAPPROPRIATE ACCESS PROTECTING PHI
  3. 3. CELEBRITIES HOW THEY ARE INCREASING HIPAA AWARENESS HOW THEY RELATE TO WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AT SPRINGHILL…..
  4. 4. “UCLA workers snooped in Spears' medical records The Medical Center fired 13 employees and disciplined others, including doctors, for looking at the pop star's confidential files”
  5. 5. “It Was Just Me BeIng nosy,” Claims Snooping Employee in UCLA Medical Privacy Breach
  6. 6. “Former Medical Center employee has been indicted for snooping in the medical records of the star and selling the information to tabloids”
  7. 7. “27 hospital workers - including doctors, nurses, and clerical staff - were suspended for accessing his medical records. Most of them weren’t involved in his treatment, but they could still view his records anyway.”
  8. 8. Clooney generously asked the hospital not to fire the medical workers, but that’s not the point! What Clooney’s experience teaches us is this: A lot of people have access to medical information…..
  9. 9. CNN News: “23 employees were investigated for violations of health care privacy law - HIPAA — 15 were fired and the other 8 received “significant” punishment.”
  10. 10. AUGUST 2008- FORWARD NUMBER OF INCIDENTS 5 NUMBER OF TERMINATIONS 3 NUMBER REQUIRING COUNSELING 2

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