What is HIPAA ?
The Goal of HIPAA
i. to make law easier for people to keep health insurance
ii. Protect the confidentiality and security of health care information.
iii. Help healthcare industry to control Administrative cost.
What Does HIPAA consist of ?
Why HIPAA comes in picture ?
HITECH and ARRA Rules
HIPAA guarantees several rights to patients:
Important HIPAA Terminology
What must a covered entity do to be in compliance with HIPAA?
How do I protect my patient’s privacy?
|Tell anyone what you overhear about a patient.
|Close doors in patient’s rooms when discussing treatments
|Discuss a patient in public areas, such as elevators, hallways or cafeterias
|Log off the computer when you are finished.
|Look at information about a patient unless you need it to do your job
|Dispose of patient information by shredding or storing it in a locked container for destruction.
|Clear patient information off of your desk when your leave your desk.