Confidentiality of Information Robin Revels-Fitzhugh MHA 690 January 19, 2012
HIPAA• HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was signed into law in 1996• Title IV in the act defines rules for protection of patient information.• The HIPAA Privacy Rule is located at 45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164.• All healthcare providers, health organizations, and government health plans that use, store, maintain, or transmit patient health care information are required to comply with the privacy regulations of the HIPAA law.
ConfidentialityReport: Over 120 UCLA Hospital Staff Saw Celebrity Health Records.(2006, August 6). Fox News.com. Retrieved fromhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,398784,00.htmlWolper, L. F. (2011). Health Care Adminstration: Managed OrganizedDelivery Systems (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Everyone is AccountableAll persons performing services, includingassociates, temporary workers, committeemembers, consultants, and subcontractors, mustbe aware of the confidentiality of theinformation handled in the course of the day.
Everyone is Effected Repercussions from violation of theconfidentiality policy can be significant to our clients and the Company.
It’s the LawA strict standard of confidential is necessary toensure compliance with state and federal laws.Disclosure of confidential information or recordsis forbidden except in situation where disclosureis necessary to fulfill job related responsibilities
Disclosure of Patient InformationInformation we collect We do not give out or talkabout the medical about patient specificconditions and treatments information with othersof patients is sensitive and unless we have the patient’sconfidential. consent, it is necessary to serve the patient, it is allowed or required by law, or required by law, or it is determined appropriate to protect the patient or others.
Confidentiality Action Consequences• Employees must never • Termination of employment disclose confidential information that violates the privacy rights of the patient. Associates must • Fines and/or imprisonment not view any patient under Federal Law. information other than what they need to do their job.