Main principles of the HIPAA rules: 1. Rules protect the interests of so-called “protected health information” (PHI), particularly data that helps to identify certain person. 2. The main goal of the HIPAA rules is detection and prevention of such circumstances that entail theft or disclosure of personal PHI. As a rule, health care organizations are not allowed to use or disclose PHI, with few exceptions.
The strengths and weaknesses of HIPAA system It is worth to mention that HIPAA system breached because of some weakness which create a chance to breach it, such weakness according to Blumenthal (2007, p.2) represented with the following: - The most significant barrier and limitation in successfully publishing an HIPAA algorithm is the urgent and critical need for correct and appropriate exchange of private keys, where these exchange process be done in safe and secure manner. So this transaction usually performed among some type of face to-face meeting, which considered to be not practical in many situations and cases, especially when talking about distance and time into account. And if one expect that security is a risk to start with private key, because of the desire for ideal and safe exchange of data in the first place, so the exchange of keys seems to be
HIEs have to select one or more vendor to deliver services in a successful manner. In their selection, they have to make sure the vendor is the best. They must offer experienced consulting services and support staff and offer a solution suite to meet their stakeholder's needs. Legal costs and time used to create data sharing agreements are directly proportional to the number
This type of disclosure is an organizational violation, but could also lead to legal ramifications as well. Incidental disclosure of protected health information is not considered to be a “violation of the HIPAA medical privacy regulation provided the covered entity has applied reasonable safeguards” (Hatton, 2003) to help prevent them. This error also has the potential to cause distrust in the patient that the nurse is transporting, causing them to lose faith in the company. The nurse stopped Sue in the hallway (a public space), while transporting another patient, to tell Sue that there was an issue. The nurse made no attempt to keep the issue private and rattled of the details in front of the escorted patient, even though the situation was not an emergency or life threatening.
DECA allows students to gain skills in business interactions and communication. I have been an active member of DECA for three years and have gained plentiful experience and knowledge in the field of business. Annually, there is a DECA competition held on both the local and state level. For the past three years, I have been an Indiana State Finalist and I have earned two state medals. My sophomore year, I placed eleventh out of over 130 students at the very competitive state level.
Accidents such as HIPAA breaches, patient falls, MRI projectiles, overexposure, bruising patients, and personal exposure to gamma rays are all preventable “faux pas” that are more prevalent than one would think. All it takes is the radiographer paying as much attention as possible and being more aware of surroundings and situations. In the past five years, there have been at least two major HIPAA breaches in the United States that stem from radiology departments. One major breach, according to Erin McCann of HealthcareITNews, put 17,300 patients’ medical information at risk in March 2013. Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic contracted a third-party vendor to transfer old x-ray films into electronic images.
Confidentiality in health care has a dual aspect with it being both legal and ethical. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in USA have laws on how the patient information should be handled. The HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses the saving, accessing and sharing of medical and personal information of any individual, while the HIPAA Security Rule more specifically outlines national security standards to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically, also known as electronic protected health information (ePHI). (What is HIPAA Compliance). Electronic health information systems also need to securely manage patient data to avoid breaches of privacy and security along with storing and transmitting this information across multiple systems.
Office 365combines every essential business tool, from business email and shared calendars to online videoconferencing through Skype for Business, collaboration and messaging, online OneDrive storage, and more. Since it’s all from Microsoft, you know it will all work together seamlessly. The ability to work remotely and to use mobile devices is vital for any small business today. Using cloud-based software and storage such as Microsoft OneDrive ensures you and their employees always have the most current data accessible wherever you are and whatever device you’re using. Office 365 works with Android, Windows or iOS devices so their team can keep their preferred mobile devices.
While it is exciting to have convenient PHR services for everyone, there are many security and privacy risks. Which could impede its wide adoption? The main concern is about whether the patients could actually control the sharing of their sensitive personal health information (PHI), especially when they are stored on a third-party server which people may not fully trust. 2.1 DISADVANTAGES OF EXISTING SYSTEM: There have been wide privacy concerns as personal health information could be exposed to those third party servers and to unauthorized parties. Department of Veterans Affairs database containing sensitive PHI of 26.5 million military veterans, including their social security numbers and health problems was stolen by an employee who took the data home without authorization.
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