Privacy Rules: The privacy rule is a standard rule that addresses the use and disclosure of individual healthcare information. Your job as a health care organization is to implement, enforce, and protect the individual private information. They are important because it the organization responsibility to understand and control how the individual health information is well protected, while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and well being. The regulations require providers to make a reasonable effort to disclose only that information which is necessary for securing payment and conducting standard health care operations such as audits and data collection. Security Rules: The security rule is created to protect the privacy of individual health information, while allowing covered healthcare organization to adopt new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. The rule is designed to be flexible and scalable so a covered entity can implement policies, procedures, and technologies that are appropriate for the organization particular size, structure, and risks to individuals. The rule is national standards rule established to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by the organization. Standardized transaction code sets rules (TCS): The TCS rule is created as a standard use of electronic transaction format. It is important because it is a set standard formats that helps ensure that claims, health care enrollment, health care payment, refer certification and authorization for health care are uniformed. It impacts staff duties and the organization by keeping the transaction organized and allows the process of a claim easier to manage. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2003, April 3). U.s. department of health. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/usesanddisclosuresfortpo.html
From the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) perspective on HIPAA, contemplate the three basic areas which HIT professionals must be most Part concerned with are: I (1) Privacy Rules (2) Security Rules, and (3) Standardized transaction code sets
Write a paragraph on each of the 3 critical areas of HIPAA for a training session of your staff. Explain what they are, why they are important and how they impact staff duties and the organization.
Department HIPAA Inventory Form
Health Information Management Services: a. Critical Issue: maintains records for all inpatient, same-day surgery and outpatient services. The information is protected by the HIPAA regulation and copies may be released upon the patient’s written consent. b. Information use: Records handling and access control - Allow only authorized personnel to extract information by copy/paste, restricted access to PHI to ensure integrity of information and minimize the risk of compromising confidentiality. For example, automate handling to quickly secure permission of the Chief to approve the physical removal of patient health records from the treating facility. Communication and Information sharing- Preserve confidentiality of patient information by preventing its communication to unauthorized persons. Also, enforce persistent information access and use policies with care partners that safeguard the use and disclosure of PHI. For example, this support compliance activities without changing the way users work. Personal training and education - Display alerts and messages that reinforce the training employees have already received in maintaining the confidentiality of patient information. Record Access and Auditing - A detailed logs and audit trails of protected health information access and demonstrate compliance with record privacy and confidentiality standards. For example, information is reported in...
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