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  • 1. MHA 690 Health Care Capstone Instructor: Hwang-Ji Lu By Beronica Woodson
  • 2. Confidentiality in HealthcareHealthcare workers have a duty to keep patient’s information confidential.
  • 3. AMA Code of Medical Ethics states ….“Information disclosed to a physician during the course of the patient-physician relationship is confidential to the utmost degree”. (www.ama.assn.org)
  • 4. AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs states …“The purpose of a physician’s ethical duty to maintain patient confidentiality is to allow the patient to feel free to make a full and frank disclosure of information to physician with the knowledge that the physician will protect the confidential nature of the information disclosed”. (www.ama.assn.org)
  • 5. Breach of Confidentiality … is disclosing information to a third party without the proper consent of the patient.
  • 6. Breach of Confidentiality …Not having the proper documentation or statement from thepatient to release medical information.Federal and State Legislation protects patient’s information related to  HIV test results  Genetic Screening Information  Mental Health Records  Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Failure to get the appropriate release for medical records may have serious results. Twenty-one states punish disclosure of confidential information by revoking a physicians medical license or taking other disciplinary action.
  • 7. HIPPAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  of 1966 is a federal law about the privacy, confidentiality and electronic security of protected health information (also known as PHI)
  • 8. HIPPA has two rules known as … Privacy Rule Applies to Protected Health Information (PHI) in any form – written, stored electronically and spoken in conversation. Security Rule Covers PHI that is electronically stored or transmitted
  • 9. Confidential Rules, Laws and Regulations for Healthcare Workers Keep conversations on patient information to a private place so PHI cannot be overheard You must always ask the patient if it is okay to discuss their health information with other present Always protect PHI on computers by signing off when you are finished working Use the minimal amount of PHI in electronic communications and only to people a “need to know” Be sure to double check phone numbers when you’re faxing PHI or addresses when you’re mailing PHI Properly dispose of material containing PHI – not in public receptacles Don’t look up information about your family or your friends, other employees, people in the public eye, or your own information either. Don’t look up patient information for research purposes without IRB approval Don’t share passwords or personal access codes that would permit access to confidential patient information.
  • 10. ReferencesAmerican Medical Association. 2012. “Patient Confidentiality”. www.ama.assn.org

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