Privacy Training By Emma WatsonMHA690: Health Care Capstone 10/11/12
Training is essentialTraining in confidentiality of all patients records is vital tothe good standing of the healthcare organization. There havebeen breach in confidentiality of patients personal records atthe UCLA Hospital where staff members looked intocelebrities medical records for personal information.
Patient Confidentiality and Breach Confidentiality Patient Confidentiality is the right of an individual patient to have personal, identifiable medical information kept private; such information should be available only to the physician of record and other health care and insurance personnel as necessary. A breach of confidentiality is a disclosure to a third party, without patient consent or court order, of private information that the physician has learned within the patient- physician relationship. Disclosure can be oral or written, by telephone or fax, or electronically, for example, via e-mail or health information networks. The medium is irrelevant, although special security requirements may apply to the electronic transfer of information.
Training is designed to educate you on the importance ofPrivacy and SecurityThis training program is design to protect individualinformation and individual right to privacy and theconfidentially of patients and hospital informationwhich is in accordance to any state and federal laws andregulations. It is everyone’s responsibility to take theConfidentiality of patient information seriously.Anytime you come in contact with patient informationthat is written, spoken or electronicallystored, the law requires us to be train.
Why Do We Need to Protect PHI? It’s the law. To protect our reputation. To avoid potential withholding of federal Medicaid and Medicare funds. To build trust between providers and patients. If patients feel that their Personal Health Information will be kept confidential, they will be more likely to share the information needed for their care.
The Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act (HIPAA) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 established guidelines and regulations for the use and disclosure of information about patients’ records (An, et al., 2008).
HIPAA stands for: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or the (HIPAA) was endorsed by the U S Congress. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.
HIPAA Regulations Brought individual privacy rights to patients. Require that we provide these rights to them.
Training Program: What breaching is, why breaching is wrong and the consequences All employees and workforce members be informed and understand of their responsibility to protect confidentiality. To ensure that we have learned from the mistakes that happened at UCLA hospital and not repeat them.
References: Fox News, (2008) Report: Over 120 UCLA Hospital Staff saw Celebrity Health Records. Retrieved Oct. 10, 2012 from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,398784,00http://www.h hs.gov/ocr/hipaa/privacy.html Over 120 UCLA Hospital Staff Saw Celebrity Health Records. Retrieved Oct. 12, 2012 from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,398784,00.html. Patient Confidentiality (2012). American Medical Association. Retrieved Oct. 10, 2012 from: http://www.ama- assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/legal-topics/patient- physician- relationship-topics/patient-confidentiality