I work in a healthcare environment where Information Security begins at a process level and is maintained and ensured to various degrees. In Healthcare there are what is known as HIPPA regulations that exist to ensure the privacy of patient data in healthcare and insurance facilities. There are several aspects to take into consideration when analyzing a potential data security problem. The first aspect to consider is network security. If hackers can penetrate the network, patient data is definitely at risk.
If the consent is not given by a patient the practice, physician, or the healthcare worker can be held liable in a lawsuit. It is also important to show empathy and compassion to a patient to make them feel that they are welcomed. A healthcare worker should also know when to draw the line with a patient to avoid any kind of harassment issues or to make the patient feel uncomfortable. In any healthcare facility a patient’s need for care should be the main priority, and the healthcare worker should make sure that the priority is met. It has also been shown in the Medical Law and Ethics course that it is a must that all healthcare workers know and understand the legal
Neglecting the safety and infection control can cause major problems in a healthcare facility so it is key that you go about the proper procedures and routine to keep everything safe and clean. Negligence is very important in the health field. As written many things can go wrong if negligence is not stressed and that is when professional liability falls into place. The phlebotomist has a professional liability, as do all other healthcare professionals. Professional liability is being legally responsible for actions, and ensuring "the standard of care" is followed (Finnegan, 2013).
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to ask organisations about all the information they have about them. 1.2 Q: Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting. A: It is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information so that individuals and staff's private information will be protected from unauthorised viewing. It is to comply with legislation and it is the right of individuals and staff to have their private information protected. It is important to ensure information is accessible to those who need to know it.
The medical coder will need to make sure that codes are not being unbundled and the global period pertains to surgical procedures. Next the coder would need to compare the providers evaluation and management codes with the national average. When this is done patterns of fraud may be able to be seen. Using modifiers correctly is also a part of the compliance strategy. Modifiers help with duplicate billing and unbundling of codes.
Medical Billing and Coding Each time a patient receives medical care, the physician or other health professional must document the services that are provided. Since each of these encounters is unique, the medical coder assigns alpha-numeric codes that are specific to the patient’s symptoms and diagnosis and identify each procedure and other service performed. This series of codes provides the insurance carrier with a detailed account of the encounter and ensures that providers are correctly compensated for their services. These codes are also important for making critical clinical decisions and for statistical research and health planning analysis. There are several different career opportunities available to choose from and these
Quality Health Care in a Modern World Stephanie Jordan HCA 304 Instructor: Kori Novak October 15, 2011 Quality health care in today’s world consists of more than just a doctor or a nurse providing care to a patient; it is the combination of technology, management, training and the human aspect. The legal issues of providing the best health care are important because they involve not only protecting the patient but insuring that processes are put into place to change problem issues into stronger policies to protect the patient. Ethical issues come into play when a patient’s rights are violated or services are refused because of ability to pay. How do we build a strong community of health care? The first step is the role of the health
Is this saying valid? Could there be a solution to prescription fraud or abuse? Some would say yes, some would say no, but others would present you with E-prescribing. E-prescribing can be defined in many different ways. NHS Connecting for Health described it as: The utilization of electronic systems to facilitate and enhance the communication of a prescription or medicine order, aiding the choice, administration and supply of a medicine through knowledge and decision support and providing a robust audit trail for the entire medicines use process.
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
And lastly, all the steps should be clearly documented using an electronic video source, and through the patient’s paper file. This is to ensure all steps were preformed appropriately and they physician assisting cannot be held liable to later claims by non-supporters. Although many religions and medical professionals oppose it, physician assisted suicide should be a legal option for those with terminal disease or conditions when reasonable laws are constructed which prevent