Tasia Confidentiality PPT

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Tasia Confidentiality PPT

  1. 1. Tasia H.MHA 690 Health Care Capstone June 7, 2011
  2. 2.  As a manager in a health care organization, I would put together an educational training program that would help to avoid situations like the one that occurred at the UCLA Medical Center.
  3. 3.  Purpose: ◦ The purpose of the training would be to help educate the staff members on the importance of confidentiality
  4. 4.  What is confidentiality? ◦ Ethical principle ◦ Usually a set of rules or regulations that limits access to certain types of information ◦ Similar to privacy.
  5. 5.  Patient confidentiality is very important in the health care industry Health care professionals are required to adhere to certain laws and regulations regarding patient confidentiality
  6. 6.  Patient records contain personal and private information  Social Security Number  Patient diagnosis  Test results  Patient’s treatment
  7. 7.  H.I.P.A.A. ◦ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ◦ Enacted 1996 ◦ Rules and regulations regarding Protected Health Information
  8. 8.  What is breach of confidentiality? ◦ A health care professional can breach patient confidentiality by disclosing information about the patient with the patient’s consent. ◦ Can result in legal actions being taken.
  9. 9.  Ways to adhere to patient confidentiality laws: ◦ Do no access patient information if you are not authorized to do so ◦ Refrain from discussing patient information in public areas (cafeteria, elevator, bathrooms, etc.) ◦ Log out of computers when you walk away from your work station
  10. 10.  All health care professionals share the responsibility of all working together to help protect patient information Remembering the information that was presented in this training will help to ensure patient confidentiality

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