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  1. 1. Protecting Patients Confidentiality<br />The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)<br />
  2. 2. What is HIPAA?<br />A government mandated rule to protect access to and use of patient personal health information<br />Gives patient certain individual rights<br />
  3. 3. What Type of Information Do HIPAA Cover? <br />Identifiable Protected Health Information (PHI)<br />Information that Identifies a Patient or Individual<br />
  4. 4. Privacy Information<br />What are Identifiable Information?<br />
  5. 5. Answer<br />Pictures<br />Names<br />Birthdates<br />Phone Numbers<br />SSN (social security number)<br />Medical Record Information<br />
  6. 6. Patient’s Rights<br />May review medical record<br />Request correction of any noticeable errors<br />File grievance with provider<br />
  7. 7. Responsibility to Patient<br />Protect and secure PHI (personal health information)<br />Institute policies and procedures for managing PHI<br />
  8. 8. Principles of the Privacy Rule<br />Customer Control<br />Set Boundaries<br />Answerability<br />Civic Accountability<br />Safety<br />
  9. 9. Protected Health Information Policies<br />Guide access to and use of personal health information<br />
  10. 10. Assess to Personal Health Information<br />Is based on who needs to know and minimum necessary information<br />By health care providers<br />By payment activity<br />
  11. 11. Use of Protected Health Information<br />When Providing Patient Health Care Treatment or Services Such as:<br />Verification of insurance<br />Medical treatments<br />
  12. 12. How to Protect Privacy<br />Do not share PHI with non clinical staff<br />Utilize the minimum necessary standard with protected health information<br />Avoid public discussion of patient information<br />Avoid public viewing and access of patient information<br />
  13. 13. When is it allowed to reveal PHI?<br />In court processes (subpoena)<br />Law enforcement processes (criminal investigation)<br />
  14. 14. When is Patient Authorization Required?<br />Receiving Medical Treatment<br />Conducting Medical-Related Tests (AIDS, Drug)<br />
  15. 15. What to Do When Requests are Made for an Individual’s Personal Information<br />Verify who is requesting the information<br />Verify photo (if available)<br />Document the information being given<br />
  16. 16. What Technological System Make It Easy to Access, Copy, and Distribute PHI<br />Computerized Medical Records<br />
  17. 17. Organizations that Enforce HIPAA’S Regulations<br />FBI (federal bureau of investigation)<br />Office for Civil Rights<br />Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization<br />
  18. 18. For Non-Compliance to HIPAA Security of Privacy rules<br />Civil-Enforced by Office of Civil Rights<br />Criminal-Enforced by Department of Justice<br />Intentionally exposing PHI-1yr sentence & $50,000 fine<br />Falsely accessing PHI-5yr sentence & $100,000 fine<br />Giving PHI to someone with criminal intent-10yr sentence & $250,000 fine<br />
  19. 19. References<br />Mir, S.S. (2011, March). HIPAA Privacy Rule: Maintaining the confidentiality of medical records, Part I. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 13(2), 5-14. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global <br />Protecting patients privacy. (n. d.). Retrieved August 17, 2011 from<br /> <br />Protecting patient privacy. (n. d.). Retrieved August 17, 2011 from<br />Wolper, L.F. (2011). Health care administration: Managing organized delivery systems (5th ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.<br /> <br />