Ultimately, for more than a century the institution of higher learning now known as Alcorn State University has been devoted to the outstanding education of black students. Historically established for this purpose, however Alcorn has definitely struggled against many great odds. The new history of Alcorn shows the unrelenting love
Responsibility of the medical office specialist she must understand that she is under contract to keep the patients Health information (PHI) confidential. Managed care, and outlines the role of the medical office specialist he/she will have to organize (MCO) contracts. It also explains the importance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) this person's role and responsibility of the medical office specialist in protecting all patients' protected health information (PHI) (Vines-Allen,D. 4/2015 pg 19). The Privacy Rule pertains to all PHI, including paper and electronic forms.
Week 3 Discussion The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by congress in 1996, and helps to ensure the privacy and security of Electronic Health Records (EHR's). By following the rules and regulations set forth under HIPAA, we can ensure the safety of patients' EHR's. We are responsible for protecting patients' records, and there are many measures we can take in order do this. Firstly, we must always keep patients' health information private. This means no discussing the records with people that are not authorized to know, and even then, we should only disclose the minimum necessary amount of information possible. For covered entities, we must designate a privacy and security officer to ensure the privacy
TFT2 Task 1 Western Governors University TFT2 Task 1 Introduction: Due to policy changes, personnel changes, systems changes, and audits it is often necessary to review and revise information security policies. Information security professionals are responsible for ensuring that policies are in line with current industry standards. Task: A. Develop new policy statements with
“The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 made it illegal to gain access to personal medical information for any reasons other than health care delivery, operations, and reimbursements” (Shi &ump; Singh, 2008, p. 166). “HIPAA legislation mandated strict controls on the transfer of personally identifiable health data between two entities, provisions for disclosure of protected information, and criminal penalties for violation” (Clayton 2001). “HIPAA also has privacy requirements that govern disclosure of patient protected health information (PHI) placed in the medical record by physicians, nurses, and other health care providers” (Buck, 2011). Always remember conversations about a patient’s health care or
● Put someone in charge ● Keep PHI secure and private ● Set up office policy, implementation Privacy legislation and the legal complexities surrounding the ownership and management of patient information, many physicians are wary about when they may or may not release such information to patient and other parties. All patients have the right to the information in their medical records. In certain situations the physicians have the right to refuse the release of patient information to the patient, if the have any reason to believe that the disclosed information would have a reverse effect on the patient’s mental, physical, emotional health, or cause harm to a third party. When needed to be transferred a copy of the information may be sent directly from the former physician to the new one. In other circumstance the patient can receive the record themselves and hand it directly to the new physician. It is recommended that the original files are not released, instead a photocopy or scan of it may be sent. A physician may release patient information to lawyers and other parties when requested to do so only if the patient or the patient's substitute decision-maker has given authorization, preferably in writing, or if authorized by law or a court order.When information is
In order to minimize the risks for potential privacy breaches, the health information management (HIM) director has to understand all facets of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This should include conducting an audit of their practices. In this scenario, an audit would have been useful to detect the improper access by the employee sooner. HIPAA uses both its privacy and security regulations to “protect consumer’s health information, allow consumers greater access and control to such information, enhance health care, and finally to create a national framework for health care privacy protection” (Amaguin, n.d.). These privacy and security regulations serve as the “only national set of regulations that governs
HIPAA, (Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996) outlines rules and regulations and the rights of patients to access their healthcare information such as notifications of privacy practices, copying and viewing medical records, and amendments. This paper explains why confidentiality is important today and discusses recourses patients can use if they believe their privacy has been violated. This paper will also discuss criminal and civil penalties’ that can occur for breaking HIPAA privacy rules.
Information security and HIPAA policies should cover all the necessary access and control measures needed to secure information system resources and deter, shield and protect the organization from security breaches. The scenario demonstrates that the organizations overall information security posture is poor. The HIPAA, remote access and retention policies within the information management division need to be addressed due to the healthcare organizations legal obligation to ensure the privacy of protected information. Security safeguards can be addressed through vigilance and the implementation logical and administrative access controls. Properly administered HIPAA Privacy and remote access policies would not only help alleviate but quickly identify 3 undocumented accounts with global remote access. HIPAA security standards require any user with access to protected health information have a documented need to
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) is the protection of patient’s private health information. It’s very pertinent to the patients that their personal information is being kept privately away from unauthorized viewers. Patients are allowed to have access to their own health records if they request them. Workers that has access to protected health information are required by law to secure all information in a file and not share with anyone any information that is not relevant to them. You should always know whom to disclosed the proper protected health information to when necessary. There are safeguards that can help with ensuring the security and protection of the protected health information, while the information is being transmitted or stored in its proper place.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance By Christopher Knight SEC 440 16 Oct 2014 TO: Company Chief Security Officer FROM: Security Engineer DATE: 16 Oct 14 SUBJECT: HIPAA Security Compliance for Alba, IA Hospital Any patient that is seen by a physician within the United States is to be protected by the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” or HIPAA, which was passed into law in 1996 (Jani, 2009). All health care facilities dealing with any protected health information (PHI) are to ensure that all physical/electronic processes are safeguarded from any third party entity or unauthorized personnel according to HIPAA. All health care data to include any medical insurance
Identity Theft Related Laws The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires covered entities to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting electronic patient health information (e-PHI) (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules). Entities must: 1) ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI they create, receive, maintain, or transmit; 2) identity and protect against reasonable anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information; 3) protect against reasonable anticipated , impermissible users or disclosures; and 4) ensure compliance in the workplace. Entities must review and modify security measures to continue protecting e-PHI in a changing environment. They are required to run risk assessments as part of security measures, implement security measures that reduce risks and vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level, and designate a security officer responsible for developing and implementing its security policies and procedures.
The security and privacy of personal health records has been a long standing concern of providers and patients alike. However, this concern has developed into a large scale lack of continuity for patient’s most private health information. Dr. Deborah Peel, a physician and Freudian psychoanalyst, is a long standing advocate
Final Assignment Alleged improper admission orders resulting in morphine overdose and death Eghosa Idumwonyi Davenport University HCMG730 June 18, 2015 Introduction The department of Health and Human Services protects and guides the health and well being of individuals here in America (Thacker, 2014). They fulfill these duties providing Americans with adequate and efficient health and human services