Better understanding HIPPA and our responsibility as Providers: Avoidance Techniques
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This presentation talks about the importance of HIPAA regulation and the privacy rule. It demonstrates ways that you can avoid violation of patient information and confidentiality.

This presentation talks about the importance of HIPAA regulation and the privacy rule. It demonstrates ways that you can avoid violation of patient information and confidentiality.

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Better understanding HIPPA and our responsibility as Providers: Avoidance Techniques Better understanding HIPPA and our responsibility as Providers: Avoidance Techniques Presentation Transcript

  • Better Understanding HIPAA and Our Responsibility as Providers Avoidance Techniques Employee Training Ciera D Moore
  • Patient Confidentiality and Privacy • Understanding the true meaning and importance of Patient Confidentiality is knowledge that has to be obtained from the source of regulation – HIPAA
  • HIPAA • The information HIPAA Protects – Protected and de-identified Health information • HIPAA created and regulates the privacy rule – This rule provides federal protection to patients health information that is held by covered entities and their business partners. – Patient rights are important – This rule allows for disclosure of information when needed for patient care and treatment
  • How do we abide • Consent is key to abiding by HIPAA regulations • Taking a proactive approach to patient privacy is key to abiding by HIPAA regulations • Respecting patients wishes and following them will help abide by HIPAA regulations • Most importantly utilizing technology in a way that we acknowledge the risk and proactively avoid violation of patients privacy.
  • Avoidance Techniques • Do not leave a workstation logged on to patient information • Do not repeat patient information when unauthorized personal are around • Utilize computer based filing in order to protect patient information from people who may break into paper files. • Change passwords for provider logins in order to avoid someone stealing your password and accessing patient information.
  • Avoidance Techniques • Set reminders utilizing 24 me to log out when a session is complete • Do not just jot down patient information on a piece of paper. • Be sure that the most protected patient storing information system is utilized at all times.
  • Conclusion • HIPAA is very serious and our patients deserve the best care possible therefore it is our duty to protect their information to the best of our abilities utilizing all lines of defense against violating patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • References • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2013). Understanding Health Information Privacy. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/index.html