Handle information in Health and Social Care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and Social care settings 1.1 Identify what legislation relates to recording, storing and sharing information in health and social care settings. Information that is given to employer/manager is all subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, which covers medical records, social service records, credit information, local authority information and many more. Anything relating to a person, whether fact or opinion, is personal data. Anyone processing personal data must comply with the either enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Laws and Regulations The health care industry has several governmental regulatory bodies. These governmental regulatory bodies provide the public with services that protect from insurance fraud to individual privacy. The Department of Human and Health Services help protect an individual from many health risks and at the same time provides programs for public health and welfare. This agency provides and oversees legislation for health care. Regulatory agencies provide guidelines and rules of conduct for physicians, health care practioners, health care products, health care facilities, and public health.
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
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.
Assignment of benefits must be signed from the patient giving them the responsibility of paying the bill, or it is also used for the purpose of billing the insurance carrier. The provider must give the patient a copy of their privacy practices, checking the information of the patient to make sure that there has not been any changes, entering patient information in the practice management program. This data base is where personal information is kept about the provider and the staff it also contains the diagnosis and procedure codes that pertain to each patient). After the data base is finished then the medical billing specialist can start the billing process. For each patient a new file and new chart with its own chart number is designed and updated so that the medical billing specialist can keep the patient’s information up to date and links all of their information that is stored in other databases.
There are several human resource issues that are wide spread throughout different work forces, but one that is unique only to the medical field is H.I.P.A.A., the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security rule. The HIPAA Privacy rule protects the privacy of an individual’s personal health information and provides federal protection for personal information and only permits the disclosure of personal information needed for patient care and other important issues. The HIPAA Security rule, sets a national standard for the security of health information through a series of administrative, physical and technical safeguards for covered entities to ensure the confidentiality of and individual’s health information. HIPAA provides several rights to a patient in regards to personal information: • Gives patients more control over their health information and allows them to make more informed decisions about hoe their information may be used and what disclosures of their information have been made • Allows individuals to request copies of their medical records and request any necessary corrections • Limits the release of information to the minimum reasonably needed for the purpose of the disclosure •
Privacy Officer Assessment Medical Center of DeVry Healthcare Data Security and Privacy HIM370 Course Project Introduction This policy is a guide concerning Incident Reporting and Securing Workstations that stores and maintain Electronic Protected Health Information (“EPHI”), as required by 45 Code of Federal Regulations, §§ 164.302 – 164.318 (“HIPAA Security Rule”). All Medical Center of DeVry employees must strictly observe and adhere to the standards relating to Incident Reporting and Securing Workstations. It is the policy of Medical Center of DeVry to ensure the privacy and security of protected health information in the maintenance, retention and destruction of protected health information (PHI). Violation of this
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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
Health Policy Determinants Timeline By Bianca Andrews Course: HCS/550 November 10, 2014 Professor Elwanda Whitaker Introduction There has to be regulations and rules put in place when it comes to the thought of caring for others health problems. This is something and health care professionals must think about. When it comes to the quality of health care that is being delivered to patients, it must be overseen at all times. Regardless of whether or not a patient is in care for a short term or long term basis, the quality of care is very important. The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act is a health care policy that much needed.