Jessica PribylMHA 690: Healthcare Capstone Dr. Sherry Grover July 19, 2012
Identified Problems with UCLA Article Employees Accessing patient charts Employees Communicating about other patients in non professional matter HIPAA privacy laws broken Patient Privacy Violated Breakdown in Regulations of Electronic Medical Records
HIPAA-Patient Privacy/Confidentiality Helps protect patients personal and sensitive data Anyone working with personal health information must ensure that necessary precautions are taken to help protect the data and safety of the individual. HIPAA privacy law, “addresses the saving, accessing and sharing of medical and personal information of any individual, while the HIPAA Security Rule more specifically outlines national security standards to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically, also known as electronic protected health information” (“What is”, 2012).
Punishments forBreaking HIPAA Laws Vary based off of State Regulations Internal and External Penalties depending on Severity Fired from employment Infractions are going to depend on severity and if employee committed the situation knowingly or by accident
HIPAA Violation Penalties HIPAA Violation Minimum Penalty Maximum PenaltyIndividual did not know $100 per violation, with an annual $50,000 per violation, (and by exercising maximum of $25,000 for repeat with an annual reasonable diligence violations (Note: maximum that maximum of $1.5 millionwould not have known) can be imposed by State Attorneys that he/she violated General regardless of the type of HIPAA violation) HIPAA violation due to $1,000 per violation, with an $50,000 per violation,reasonable cause and not annual maximum of $100,000 for with an annual due to willful neglect repeat violations maximum of $1.5 millionHIPAA violation due to $10,000 per violation, with an $50,000 per violation, willful neglect but annual maximum of $250,000 for with an annual violation is corrected repeat violations maximum of $1.5 millionwithin the required time periodHIPAA violation is due to $50,000 per violation, with an $50,000 per violation,willful neglect and is not annual maximum of $1.5 million with an annual corrected maximum of $1.5 million
Employees affected by HIPAA Privacy Laws NursesDoctorsX-Ray TechniciansAdministratorsSecretariesMedical AssistantsTherapists
Training Tools Role Playing Interactive Situation Events Training Classes on Email communication Review about Privacy Laws and Regulation Reminders of your organizations standards and rules
References HIPAA violations and enforcements. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions- managing-your-practice/coding-billing-insurance/hipaahealth- insurance-portability-accountability-act/hipaa-violations- enforcement.page What is HIPAA Compliance?. (2012). Retrieved from: http://www.onlinetech.com/secure-hosting/hipaa-compliant- hosting/resources/what-is-hipaa-compliance