There have been many instances of unauthorized viewing of medical records. Unauthorized viewing of patient records is a violation HIPAA. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that “protected health information should not be used or disclosed when it is not necessary to satisfy a particular purpose or carry out a function” (Health and Human Services.gov). The case study in which Joe, a staff member accessed medical information after he was allowed access to the hospital to change lightbulbs and the case study in which the daughter of a nurse accessed medical information as a result of the mother leaving the computer unlocked and unattended, are HIPAA violations (i.e both people accessed the medical information illegally). Joe was tasked with changing a lightbulb, but was curious about a patient he knew on a personal level, his neighbor.
The Administrative Simplification Subsection of HIPAA included four specific components. These components include two specific elements which relate directly to business associates of covered entities, the Privacy Rule and Security Rule (Gartee, 2011). The Privacy Rule required that covered entities obtain from their business associates assurance that they will not disclose protected health information for reasons other than those designed to ensure that the covered entities practices are maintained or improved upon (“Business Associates”, n.d.). The Security Rule of the subsection outlines that covered entities must have in place “physical safeguards” which include physical security measures related to information storage and exchanges as
According to Furrow et al. (2013), when healthcare organizations and providers fail to comply with HIPAA rules it can result in civil and criminal penalties. The AARA created a structure of four tiers of civil penalties for HIPAA violations, which the Secretary of the DHHS has discretion in determining the penalty. For example, tier 1 penalties apply to violations due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect. In other words, the healthcare organization is unaware of the HIPAA violation.
The purpose of the HIPAA transactions and code set standards is to simplify the processes and decrease the costs associated with payment for health care services. The transactions and code set standards apply to patient-identifiable health information transmitted electronically. Physician practices will continue to be able to submit paper claims. When the regulations take effect in October 2002, standard formats and code sets will take the place of any payer-specific or location-specific formats or requirements. ICD-9-CM Volume 1 and 2: Diagnosis Coding - ICD-9-CM is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys.
The ethical principles and theory above are examples of why the HIPAA regulations need to be amended to address the use of genetic information. If HIPAA regulations include the release of genetic information, the uniformed sister can be aware of her possible genetic mutation. However, with the current HIPAA policy Mrs. Smith’s genetic information can only be released with her consent. HIPAA 's current policy does not seem fair regarding the uninformed sister’s circumstances. Nurses and doctors are expected to care for their patients to the best of their ability, but with the current HIPAA policies their duties are
Thomas qaagree to $750k settlement for HIPAA violations. These days it is very often that we heard about the hospital or medical practice was fined by the Health and the Human Service(HHS) due to the breach of the patient data. The security breaches of HIPAA mainly concerned with bad IT system design, bad user behavior, bad policies and bad operations. The US department of Health and Human Services(HHS) office for civil rights is trying to enforce HIPAA rules on hospital or medical practices to protect the patient data.
To lay the groundwork for portability, this rule set standardized codes and formats for the interchange of medical data and for administrative purposes. HIPAA mandates two types of codes for the transfer of data. First and most importantly, uniform codes are needed to describe diseases and injuries, describe the causes of the diseases and injuries, and to describe the preventions and treatments used. Secondly, there are smaller sets of codes for many administrative purposes—for describing ethnicity, the type of facility or the type of unit where care was performed. As much as possible, the major codes have been chosen based on code sets that are already in use, known as "legacy
IN THE HEALTH CARE ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION OFFICE OF FLORIDA NORTHCHASE NORTH PARCEL 45 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, Claimant, -vs- LINDSEY RICHMOND, SPTC 480 Central Region Road Suit B-3 Fort Myers, FL 32666 Defendant Healthcare Provider __________________________________ FACTS 1. The claimant is a resident of the State of Florida and all services were given to her by the Defendant in the State of Florida. 2. The Defendant is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor that is licensed by the State of Florida and regularly continue engaging in the practice of psychotherapy. Defendant sustains her principle office at 480 Central Region Road, Suite B-3, Fort Myers, Florida 32666.
Intellectual property rights: IPR is a collective term for a bunch of laws that protect investment in intellectual assests http://www.slideshare.net/nipclaw/introduction-to-ip-23715204 Copyright- copyright Is a personal and assignable legal right, which is given to the originator for a certain number of years, to publish, print, film , perform, or record literary, artistic, or musical material. The following copyright Acts are repealed: Copyright Act 1912; Copyright Act 1933; Copyright Act 1935; Copyright Act 196 Copy right ACT 1912- https://www.unodc.org/res/cld/document/aus/1979/copyright-act-1968_html/Copyright_Act_1968.pdf copy rights protects original dramatic, films, artistic, musical works, arrangements of published editions and sound recordings. People who are dancers or artists or musicians or any other type of performer all have the right to refuse unauthorized taping or filming which is known as rights in performances.