In 1996, Congress passed the Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Public Law104-191.52HIPPA required HHS to establish – with farreaching implications and consequences – newguidelines, key principles, and national standards forthe handling of electronic healthcare transactions,applicable to everyone working within the UShealthcare system” (Wolper, 2011, p. 391).
We Recognize that cases of breaches in confidential information are ocuring in our organization and the sole reason for the creation of this presentation. This WILL NOT be tolerated, and any employee who is found to engage in any behavior that is not in-line with the hospital’s mission may be terminated. All employees are encouraged to come forward with any concerns about patient privacy. If you see something, please know that you may come forward to voice your concerns without fear of repercussions.
Wolper, L.F., (2011). Health Care Administration: ManagingOrganized Delivery Systems. (5th Ed.). Boston, Ma: Jones andBartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-7637-5791-5).