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Week 1 discussion on confidentiality

  1. 1. Tiffany JeffersonMHA 690 CapstoneDr. Hwang-Ji LuFebruary 2, 2012TRAINING ON CONFIDENTIALITY
  2. 2. What you will get out ofthis training What is HIPPA How to protect a patients privacy and security of their personal records What to do in the case of a persons privacy being violated Each individual is responsible for their own actions What can happen in the event that someone is caught violating a persons rights
  3. 3. What You will get out ofthis training What is considered to be personal and private information Who is allowed to look at the information Why you should not peek in a persons private information
  4. 4. What is confidentiality? Confidentiality in the medical world is the ethical principle or legal right that a provider or other health professional will hold secret all information relating to a patient, unless the patient gives consent permitting disclosure.
  5. 5. What is HIPPA HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPPA is a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Developed by the Department of Health and Human Services
  6. 6. HIPPA HIPAA seeks to establish standardized mechanisms for electronic data interchange, security, and confidentiality of all healthcare- related data. The Act mandates standardized formats for all patient health, administrative, and financial data; unique identifiers for each healthcare entity, including individuals, employers, health plans and health care providers also security mechanisms to ensure confidentiality and data integrity for all the information that identifies an individual
  7. 7. Protecting Patients You should never discuss a patients care with any person other then the patient Providers are to keep the information between them and the patient unless the patient is notified of needing it to be discussed further No one is to enter a patients records with out them knowing
  8. 8. Protecting patients If a patients information is being tampered with or discussed without patients knowing of it then this should be reported to the supervisor If the incident is not reported then their will be consequences such as:  Warnings  Suspension  Or will be Fired
  9. 9. Personal information What is considered to be personal is:  A patients medical condition  Their address or phone number  Their social security number  Any medications that they are taking
  10. 10. Who is allowed to accessthis information The only people that are allowed to access a patients personal information is:  The provider  The patient  Or any person that the patient allows to access with written permission
  11. 11. The role of IT The IT department will be able to tell who is an unauthorized user in a patients chart Also how long you are in a patients chart Also the frequency of visiting that patients information
  12. 12.  DO NOT and I REPEAT DO NOT enter in patients file without their permission No one is allowed to just surf through anyones information. If you see someone doing so PLEASE report it because if you don’t then you will also be blamed because you knew the person was doing something wrong
  13. 13.  Many people have lost their jobs do to violating another person privacy to see what they are all about, but we have to ask ourselves if our job is more important or this persons medical records.
  14. 14. To avoid severe consequences then eachindividual is to be responsible for their ownduties and to not violate any ones rights.People need to feel protected and know thattheir health information is theirs and onlytheirs and if they feel they want to share theinformation then that is up to them. Lets allwork as a team and not do anything tojeopardize anyone, which includes us as anorganization as well as the patients thatcome to us for care and a sense of stability.
  15. 15. References www.hhs.gov www.hippa.com medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com