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Confidentiality

Confidentiality

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Confidentiality

  1. 1. Confidentiality Theresa Pierce MHA690: Health Care Capstone Professor: Hwang-Ji Lu February 18th , 2016
  2. 2. Confidentiality  1. Done or communicated in confidence; secret.  2. Entrusted with the confidence of another: a confidential secretary.  3. Denoting confidence or intimacy: a confidential tone of voice.  4. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security. ( Free Dictionary,2011)
  3. 3. Types of Information that is considered confidential?  Name  Address  Gender  Driver’s License number  Birthplace  Date of Birth  Email Address
  4. 4. Why Confidentiality is Important?  Failure to properly secure business information can lead to loss of clients  Confidential information misused to commit illegal activity  Building and maintaining trust  Open and Honest communication between employees, clients
  5. 5. HIPAA  HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104- 191.  Enacted on August 21, 1996  Act requires HHS to publicize standards for electronic exchange, privacy, and security of health information  Privacy rules applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, healthcare providers
  6. 6. References  confidentiality. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved February 18 2016 from http:// www.thefreedictionary.com/confidentiality  Seigerst, G. (2011). HIPAA and What It Means to You. Ohio Nurses Review, 86(6),10-10 1p.  Wolper, L.F. (2011). Health care administration: Managing organized delivery systems(5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  7. 7. References  confidentiality. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved February 18 2016 from http:// www.thefreedictionary.com/confidentiality  Seigerst, G. (2011). HIPAA and What It Means to You. Ohio Nurses Review, 86(6),10-10 1p.  Wolper, L.F. (2011). Health care administration: Managing organized delivery systems(5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

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