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  • 1. What is Confidentiality? Health care provider obligation
  • 2. Confidentiality
    • A legal and ethical concept that establishes the healthcare provider’s responsibility for protecting health records and other personal and private information from unauthorized use or disclosure.
    • (LaTour,& Eichenwald-Maki, 2006)
  • 3. Obligation
    • The healthcare organization has to ensure that every employee has a clear understanding of what is confidentiality.
  • 4. Formal Training
    • Training should entails how to protect patient health information from unauthorized users
    • When the employee is to view a patient’s health records
    • How to release health information of a patient
  • 5. New Hire
    • Formal training should be include in the orientation for new employees
    • The training should consist of role play that depicts the appropriate way a healthcare provider’s should handle patient’s personal information and the inappropriate way to handle patient’s personal information.
  • 6. Training Evaluation
    • A comprehensive test needs to be given at the end of all confidentiality training
    • A passing score of an 80 have to be attained in order to continue to work at the facility or to start working at the facility.
  • 7. Monitoring
    • Monitoring will be conducted by the supervisor of that department to ensure that the employees are following the guidelines of retrieving and releasing patient’s personal information.
  • 8. Consequences
    • First offense 1 week off from work without pay.
    • Second offense remove from authorize use of patient personal information
    • Third offense terminated from job
  • 9. Final Thought
    • This training will increase the knowledge of the employees; hence, will reduce the incidents of breaching of confidentiality.
  • 10. Reference
    • LaTour,M. K., & Eichenwald-Maki, S.(2006). Health information management: Concepts, principles, and practice . Illinois:AHIMA