Mario S. MendozaMHA690: Health Care Capstone19 January 2012
HIPAA Brief Overview The HIPAA law was enacted in 1996 to give more protection to all patients’ healthcare information. “A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the publics health and well-being” (OCR, 2003, p. 3).
Celebrity HIPAA Violations.What training could you as a manager putinto place to avoid this situation? 1 Formal HIPAA Training Program 2 Train employees to use minimal PHI 3 Hire Ethical Employees 4 Conduct thorough Background Check 5 Address Violations Immediately
Successful HIPAA Training Has The Following Components✓ 1 Consumer Control✓ 2 The Setting of Boundaries✓ 3 Accountability✓ 4 Public Responsabiity✓ 5 Security
Under HIPAA Patients have the Right To:HIPAA Place Restriction on Records List of Who Has Accessed Their Recordsaddresses what Have their Limits on PHIstrategies are Records Protected Disclosureappropriate for staying Requestin compliance with the Inspect and Copy Their Records Correction of Recordsfederal law
HIPAA All Training Programs Should Guard PHIPHI is only Usedto Treat Patient’s condition PHI is not shared with all clinical staff Patients must have the confidence that their medical Patient must professions will protect their personal identifiable ”authorize” information in regards to their health records. sharing of PHI
HIPAAHire Ethical Employees Some would argue that Ethics is in the DNA. Either You have it or you don’t. .
HIPAAConduct Thourough Background Checks Employers should conduct thorough background checks on all employees who will be Work handling HIPAA and PHI Home Life
HIPAAViolations should be addressed Immedietly Termination or Retraining Investigation Violation
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