This act was implemented as a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and
("United States Department of Health and Human Services | HHS.gov," n.d.) Most of all this rule absolutely protects patient’s rights when it comes to the privacy and confidentiality of their health information. The regulations of HIPAA require all healthcare professionals and healthcare providers to input and follow certain procedures to ensure the security and confidentiality of patient’s health information when it is being transferred, received or shared. Patient’s Rights Patients have rights when it comes to their health information. They have the right to access, inspect, and obtain a copy of their health record, whether it’s on paper or electronic. ("Health Information Privacy," n.d.) When a patient enters a healthcare facility they have the right to be notified of the privacy practices within the healthcare facility.
HIPAA was enacted to improve the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system by encouraging the development of a health information system through the establishment of standards and requirements for the electronics transmission of certain health information. The privacy rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes. c. EMTALA is the Emergency Medical Transfer and Active Labor Act that requires all Medicare or Medicaid participating hospitals with an emergency department to provide medical screening to each patient requesting emergency care to determine whether the patient requires such
American National Government Obamacare Tracy Harris The Obama care Reformation is one of the leading controversial subject matters In the United States. The signing of the medical bill by Barrack Obama has influences and has been the topic of much controversy among employers everywhere. The position of Health care among employers strategic position as if pertain to health care insurance and premium and has many organization rethinking and going back to the table to reevaluate their health insurance plans that effect their employees (Patterson, T. (2012, July 27). The greatest fear of the Obama care is that people may lose their rights to choose their own personal physician. In the health care systems the patients relies on the system for the proper treatment, care and medicine in the long
To fulfill this requirement, HHS published what are commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The Privacy Rule, or Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information. The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (the Security Rule) establish a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form. The Security Rule operationalizes the protections contained in the Privacy Rule by addressing the technical and non-technical safeguards that organizations called “covered entities” must put in place to secure individuals’ “electronic protected health information” (e-PHI). In today’s era, everyone pays with credit cards or debit cards.
HIPPA ISSUE HIPPA Issues M230/HSC2641 Oct 13, 2013 Robert Feightner HIPPA Issues In the field of healthcare management we have a large responsibility to ensuring that hospital services and facilities are running smoothly and that patient’s health information are protected by upholding HIPPA standards and implementing them. This means that information is secure and private, and employees are properly trained and aware of these guidelines that are put out by HIPPA. If these standards are not supported and maintained than we could be in violation of HIPPA privacy rule and or security rule. The privacy rule regulates how patient health information (PHI) is being disclosed to third parties whether it is in electronic, paper or
Health Care Communication Methods Theresa Robinson HCS/320 March 11, 2013 Kelly Hernandez, MPH Health Care Communication Methods Health care communication can be difficult and stressful, especially when dealing with the elderly. As the administrator of Sunny Side Nursing Home, it is my responsibility to ensure that each resident receives the proper care and treatment. Since many of the residents have to be relocated, whether it is to another facility or with a family member, I must ensure that the proper information is communicated and that HIPAA regulations are followed. Communication Methods According to Smith and Jones (2009), “The communication process has four main elements: the sender, the message, the receiver, and the feedback (Perioperative Communication, p. 2). The sender, which in this case would be myself, is responsible for assessing the message and conveying it to the residents at Sunny Side.
It was apparent that health care organizations would benefit from the use of this technology. This sparked a congressional concern about the transferability and portability of patient’s health coverage. This brought several issues pertaining to the transmission of health care information to light. “In order to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings through the use of electronic data interchange in the health care industry, Congress passed legislation,” (Privacy and HIPPA Information, n.d.). With this, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was signed into law on August 21, 1996.
The Caldicott Report set out general principles which should be used by health and social care organisations when reviewing use of service user information. Information: to share or not to share – Caldicott2 Review (2013) The Caldicott2 Review looked into the balance between protecting patient information and its sharing, to improve patient care General Medical Council – Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information (2009) The document outlines the parameters of a doctor’s duty to protect patient confidentiality. It highlights issues like: patients’ right to confidentiality; protecting information; sharing information with patients; the circumstances under which disclosure of information may be made (e.g. with the patient’s explicit or implied consent; those dictated by law; and disclosures in the public interest); disclosure after a patient’s death; and disclosure in relation to treatment sought by children and those who are mentally incompetent. NHS Code of Practice.