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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
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.
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.
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.
First offense 1 week off from work without pay.
Second offense remove from authorize use of patient personal information
Third offense terminated from job
This training will increase the knowledge of the employees; hence, will reduce the incidents of breaching of confidentiality.
LaTour,M. K., & Eichenwald-Maki, S.(2006). Health information management: Concepts, principles, and practice . Illinois:AHIMA