CONFIDENTIALITY
Effective Training for Healthcare
Employees
MHA 690 Health Care Capstone
By Jacqueline C Winston
TERMS TO KNOW
HIPAA
First comprehensive federal protection for
privacy and individually identifiable
protected health info...
Terms to Know
(HITECH) Health Information Technology
for Economic and Clinical Health Act is
part of the American Recovery...
Purpose of HITECH Act
Portions of the HITECH Act are designed
to strengthen HIPAA rules that address
privacy and security ...
Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services (HHS):
Under ARRA, a healthcare organization
must notify individuals o...
WARNING
If there is a breach of “unsecured PHI,” a
healthcare organization is required by
law to notify each individual wh...
Security Breach
Any notification of a security breach must
be sent in writing by first-class mail;
email may also be used.
Security Breach
HHS must be notified immediately if the
breach involves more than 500
individuals; media must also be noti...
Review of Policies &
Procedures
 Staff will be trained on appropriate measures
required to review patient files and maint...
Review of Policies and
Procedures
 Procedures will be discussed on how to
file a complaint under the HHS rules.
 Individ...
Reference
Cascardo, D. (2012). What to do before the office for civil rights
comes knocking: Part I. The Journal of Medica...
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Confidentiality: Effective Training for Healthcare Employees

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIALITY Effective Training for Healthcare Employees MHA 690 Health Care Capstone By Jacqueline C Winston
  2. 2. TERMS TO KNOW HIPAA First comprehensive federal protection for privacy and individually identifiable protected health information (PHI), 1996
  3. 3. Terms to Know (HITECH) Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
  4. 4. Purpose of HITECH Act Portions of the HITECH Act are designed to strengthen HIPAA rules that address privacy and security matters concerning electronic transmission of health information (Cascardo, 2012).
  5. 5. Health and Human Services Health and Human Services (HHS): Under ARRA, a healthcare organization must notify individuals of any security breach and keep a log of breaches to submit annually to HHS (Cascardo, 2012).
  6. 6. WARNING If there is a breach of “unsecured PHI,” a healthcare organization is required by law to notify each individual whose PHI was breached within 60 days of discovery of breach (Cascardo, 2012).
  7. 7. Security Breach Any notification of a security breach must be sent in writing by first-class mail; email may also be used.
  8. 8. Security Breach HHS must be notified immediately if the breach involves more than 500 individuals; media must also be notified.
  9. 9. Review of Policies & Procedures  Staff will be trained on appropriate measures required to review patient files and maintain confidentiality (Cascardo, 2012).  Staff will be trained with respect to the reporting of breaches.  Reprimands will be imposed on any staff that does not comply with breach notification procedures.
  10. 10. Review of Policies and Procedures  Procedures will be discussed on how to file a complaint under the HHS rules.  Individuals are within their rights to file a complaint under HHS regulations.  All staff will be properly trained in HIPAA compliance.
  11. 11. Reference Cascardo, D. (2012). What to do before the office for civil rights comes knocking: Part I. The Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM, 27(6), 337-40. Retrieved from http://search .proquest.com/docview/1242495446?accountid=32521
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