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Patient privacy What it means to you
Patient privacy is the       LAW
 HIPPA        Is not aboutThe Health Insurance Portability     and Accountability Act
   Written in 1996              Enacted by the               Congress              Signed by the               Presiden...
HIPPA protects the patients medical                          record             What does this mean? Everything about t...
What not to do                   Talk about patients in the elevator or  cafeteria   Answer any questions about the pat...
What else is not allowed   Taking pictures of patients or their family   Recording patients voices   Taking things tha...
  What can you do   Treat all patients the same   Ask only for enough information to do    your job   Never leave the ...
   What will happen if you talk about        patients or take pictures           YOU will be fired      You may have to...
 HIPPA             Is   the law       Protects patients privacy  Protects patients confidentiality           Has to b...
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Rp mha 690 week one discussion 2

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Rp mha 690 week one discussion 2

  1. 1. Patient privacy What it means to you
  2. 2. Patient privacy is the LAW
  3. 3.  HIPPA Is not aboutThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  4. 4.  Written in 1996  Enacted by the Congress  Signed by the President  Required by law  Required for you to follow  Required to keep your jobYES it is a big deal
  5. 5. HIPPA protects the patients medical  record  What does this mean? Everything about the patient is private This includes why they are in the hospital What room they are in What they eat, and yes before you ask, itmeans their I & OIN OUT
  6. 6. What not to do  Talk about patients in the elevator or cafeteria Answer any questions about the patient ◦ Even if the family asks ◦ Or your family asks ◦ Or your friends ask
  7. 7. What else is not allowed Taking pictures of patients or their family Recording patients voices Taking things that they throw away Looking at what the doctors and nurses write about them
  8. 8.  What can you do Treat all patients the same Ask only for enough information to do your job Never leave the computer open Always put your papers away so other people can’t see them Be respectful
  9. 9.  What will happen if you talk about patients or take pictures YOU will be fired  You may have to pay a fine
  10. 10.  HIPPA  Is the law  Protects patients privacy  Protects patients confidentiality  Has to be followed  If you have questions ask now Because it may cost you your job

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