US Congress created the Hipaa bill in 1996 because of public concern of how their private information was being used. It is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which Congress created to protect confidentiality, privacy and security of patient information. It was also for health care documents to be passed electronically. Hipaa is a privacy rule, which gives patients control over their health information. Patients have to give permission any healthcare provider can disclose any information placed in the individual’s medical records. It helps limit protected health information (PHI) to minimize the chance of inappropriate disclosure. It establishes national-level standards that healthcare providers must comply with and strictly investigates compliance related issues while holding violators to civil or criminal penalties if they violate the privacy of a person’s PHI. Hipaa also has boundaries for using and disclosing health records by covered entities; a healthcare provider, health plan, and healthcare clearinghouse. It also supports the cause of disclosing PHI without a person’s consent for individual healthcare needs, public benefit and national interests. The portability part of Hipaa guarantees patients health insurance to employees after losing a job, making sure health insurance providers can’t discriminate against people because of health status or pre-existing condition, and keeps their files safe while being sent electronically. The Privacy
I was also directed from Google.co.uk to a number of personal and private blogs and forums that satisfied my search criteria. All these Web 2.0 tools greatly assisted me in completing my task and equipping me with the knowledge to do these again in future. “Web 2.0” is a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 1999 to describe non – written script web pages. They allow me to improve my knowledge base and develop working understanding of IT systems through the use of Blogs, podcasts and Videos.
Data Protection Act: Patient information has to be kept private. Health care professionals and their affiltes must not allow unauthorised access to sensitive patient information. The Health information portability and accountability act of 1996, also known as HIPAA, contains a clause designed to protect patient privacy. The rules ensure that health care professionals take prudent steps to protect the confidentiality of communications with individual patients. Patients can also request that health care professionals correct may inaccurate person health information in their records.
A process within healthcare that has changed as a result of HIPAA is medical information security. The laws have been tightened more. Privacy audits can be done with covered entities if they have had complaints, or even if there have been none. In the event of high-profile incidents, privacy audits can be done also. The privacy rule has also changes as a result. The privacy rule affects 3 different situations in which private health information is handled, use, disclosure, and request. Because of the minimum necessary standard, healthcare providers and covered entities have to limit the use, disclosure, and requests to only the amount of information necessary to complete this.
HIPAA has given patients the legal right to not only see and copy their medical records, but it also gave them the ability to correct the information as well. It has made it so that an employer can’t use a current employees or future employee’s healthcare information against them. Insurance providers can no longer stop patients from receiving insurance based on pre-existing conditions. The laws set in place by HIPAA has had both a positive
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, became an act in 1996 by the United States. The act specifies guidelines for the protection and circulation of individually healthcare information. It establishes regulated procedures for electronic data interchange, security, and confidentiality of all healthcare-related data. It is designed to protect individuals from an improper distribution of medical information. The act states what can and cannot be shared without permission and what individual medical records can be accessed by the individual. The act specifies possibilities for reparation and penalties for those who violate the act. HIPAA lessens uncertainty as to what is and what is not a privilege when obtaining individual information. The HIPAA privacy rule applies to all written, oral, or electronic patient information. The security rule covers electronic security and requirements for those receiving protected information. This also helps prevent breaches of information. When individual patients want to access their own medical records and insert corrections if needed, they rely on HIPAA for the right to do so. They are reassured that any of their information will only be shared with those who have a justifiable need to see it or have been given consent by the patient (Magee, n.d.). I believe HIPAA will continue
The Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996, known by the acronym HIPAA, is a civil rights law that was passed to give patients important rights and protections in regards to their protected health information (Herold, R., and Beaver, K, 2014). This federal law was imposed upon all healthcare organizations and affects hospitals, physician practices, health insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, employers, labs, as well as other providers. All patients should now have a right to their PHI -Protected Health Information- under HIPAA which include the right to receive a notice of privacy practices, to copy and view information in their medical record, request amendments to their medical record, receive an accounting of disclosures, request communication about medical matters, restrict the use and disclosure of their medical record, and to file a complaint for
HIPAA is a public federal law gives patients a legal right to keep their health information private and secure, but it also allows healthcare providers to disclose patient information for patient care, as needed (Iron Mountain, 2015). HIPAA included provisions that required the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions, unique patient identifiers, and security (Ong, 2011). Being aware that advances in electronic technology would risk the privacy of health information, Congress also included provisions that mandated privacy protections for individually identifiable health information. HIPAA is the first government mandate that regulates how healthcare providers share
HIPAA privacy law set rules and regulations within healthcare. Many of the processes were changed. Now there are security standards in place that protect the confidentiality and privacy of the patient health record. Patients have more rights and privacy protection to access their own PHI. The HIPAA Privacy Rule contains provisions relating to the prevention of medical malpractice, fraud, and abuse.
A lot of processes changed within in healthcare as a result of the HIPAA privacy law. Like the rules of the office, and how you handle patient information. As health care providers we need to be cautious with patient information, because medical identity theft is on the rise. Also we need to be cautious, because patient information shouldn't be spreaded around for one it's not professional, and no patient wants their personal medical information spreaded all over. HIPAA protects patient’s medical record, so the patients look to us for just that. So with that being said I’m sure a lot of processes has been changed. I'm glad HIPAA was born, because it helps patients be more confident in the privacy of their personal medical information.
Stored data may be retrieved as part of a patient record for review and update, or to undertake analysis across a broader dataset – particularly in the case of research datasets or as part of ongoing data quality reviews. The processing requirements for each of these needs are very different. For an individual patient record the volume of data to be transferred is relatively small. Where large volumes of data are to be analysed, it may be possible to copy all the data from the storage location to a local PC or server for analysis, however it is much more efficient to leave the data in situ and have servers undertake the analysis in the data centre. This means that alongside storage hosting considerations there also needs to be
An ISDMA will summarize and analyse data in order to identify any problems with the data and determine the availability of appropriate data (Becerra-Fernandez & Sabherwal 2014). It is only after this stage has occurred, that an ISDMA will decide whether data qualifies for information or not. This stage in knowledge management is crucial for accentuating the validity of data sources by shedding light on important matters. McInerney and Koenig (2011) note that summarizing and analysing data also plays an important role in data quality evaluation by identifying data quality issues.
Jack E. Olson (2003) defined data quality as data that are linked to their fit for use. In other words, high data quality is obtained when the data fulfill the requirements and the criteria of its intended usage. In contrast, poor quality results when the data do not fulfil their requirements .
Completeness is characterized by the presence, absence, and meaning of null values in the data tables (Batini & Scannapieca, 2006). Uniqueness refers to the data item recorded without duplication. The dimension of timeliness measures how data represent reality from a particular point in time. Data consistency shows that a data item is the same in multiple data sets or databases. Validity refers to data that conforms to the correct syntax for its definition (DAMA UK, 2013). Once the data quality assessment is completed, proof of concept can be developed.
Through applying this framework, they noticed that Reliability, Efficiency and Usability were the quality attributes most impacted by the limitations in the mobile environment. The degrees of influence of each quality attributes are shown in Figure