The first article was a summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In the article, there was an introduction on what HIPAA meant and its importance. First off, HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and it is a disclosure of patient information so that it is protected from unknown individuals and to assure that health providers abide by the privacy rule. Some key facts about HIPAA were, who was covered, what information is protected, and administrative requirements. Noncompliance and criminal penalties were some of the critical issues found in the article.
In terms of paper records they should be filed and stored in a lockable cabinet ( Health & Care Professions Council, 2017). However, an increasing amount of patient records are being held on electronic based systems and patient information is more accessible than ever. A physiotherapist should follow their employer’s policies for keeping electronic records safe. For example, making sure to log out of the system after use as somebody else could use their account to access confidential data. Even though it wasn’t the physiotherapist who accessed the data they can still be liable for disciplinary action (potentially losing their job) as they left confidential information unsecure (Cole,
Compliance with Health Information Management Laws and Regulations Introduction Privacy and confidentiality are the fundamental aspects of health information management. The most important thing in health information management is the assurance to patients that the information they share with health professionals shall be maintained with confidentiality ("HIM Functions in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety", 2018). The absence of such assurances increases the likelihood of patients withholding critical information. Withholding of information in health management may lead to detrimental effects which include adverse effects on the quality, safety as well as the outcome of care. Due to the high level of risk associated with health information,
The facilities enforcing protocols and policies to secure that employees are meeting government regulations. Doctors, nursing staff and support staff I must use their best ethical and moral judge in most case to ensure patients are being retreated. Thus, sometimes causing conflict with health care administration because health care workers sometimes unknowingly break policies or protocol by putting patients first. As well as hospitals and clinics have so many departments that there can be conflict of interest with patient care that can cause inconsistency with patient care (Santilli, J. el al., 2015, Para
I. INTRODUCTION There are many definitions about Confidentiality and this word is commonly linked together with trust, respect of autonomy and privacy. One of the classic definitions; Confidentiality is a pledge or agreement that any off-the-record information shared by the patient will be protected against disclosure to a third-party, unless permitted by the patient, or in some circumstances, guided by the law or the primary involved parties. The confidential information is strictly discussed among health care providers only. The ethics of Confidentiality is highly recommended in the medical field.
Although sometimes neglected, many healthcare professionals glean information on family morbidity of particular diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune disorders, mental disorders, diabetes, cancer) to assess whether a person is at risk of developing similar problems (Rich E. C. et al, 2004) CONCEPT 3- NURSING ASSESSMENT. This concept was taken from module 1.2 entitled “purpose of health assessment” Nursing health assessment involves collecting, validating and clustering of data about health challenges of an individual, and their health needs. It is first step in nursing process. Even though nursing have always performed assessment on client prior giving nursing care, until recently assessment was considered the official domain of the physician via the
Applying Health Promotion Model to a Practice Problem It was learned from the first part of the paper that problem is inevitable and it is part of daily healthcare practice. One problem focused in the previous paper was about the safe staffing issues particularly about the safe staff level of nurses to patients. In this paper, the issue regarding safety staffing will be recalled by providing a brief summary of what was learned from the previous paper, and a middle range theory will be applied to the said problem. Applying a theory to intervene a healthcare issue can be done in providing nursing care and through the leadership and action of those in the administration of health care services. The middle range theory of Nola Pender’s Health
First, it would be important to know the sensitivity of many people who are at risk to develop this disorder. Second, the specificity of how many people who are being affected by diabetes in order to start the treatment and to prevent more complications. This could be considered as the most difficult level because not everyone will be complied with the screening process. Next, other aspect that can be affected the screening outcomes is the implications of false negative and false positive results which are inevitable given to the people that have been screening. Last, screening is costly effective.
Self-Evaluation of Master of Health Care Administration degree The assignment of self-evaluation as it relates to the achievement of Master of Health Care Administration degree is difficult to put into scholarly texture. Defining the journey leading to this degree pursuit can be long winded and more of a documentation of key cornerstones in life. This leading to the desire to service in an advanced role of health care policy and leadership that this advance degree allows. The personal exposure in this project is acceptable as this is a journey of service driven purpose. Speaking to the industry and fighting the good fight on behalf of those that do not have a voice or ability to protect their honor and dignity.
1. National standard of care: What do you think it means, from both a health care quality and legal perspective? "The standard of care is key both to the provision of high-quality health care and to legal claims that a health professional 's, hospital 's, or managed care organizations negligence in rendering medical care resulted in injury or death (Teitelbaum & Wilensky, 2013)." This means that on a national level, patients should feel free from injury by their treating physician through negligence or just not qualified for the position. In this case, laws and policies are in place that help to protect patients and hold hospitals and physicians liable.
I will also discuss the charges pressed against Dr. Zhou for violating HIPAA laws. HIPAA became a law in 1997. This law was enacted to protect patient’s health information in a healthcare setting. This was maintained through workplace compliance, anticipating possible threats, and ensuring confidentiality (HHS, 2015). Every workplace
When a patient first visit a medical facility a copy of the notice of privacy must be provided to the patient, this will explain how to exercise his or her rights under HIPAA. In addition to the threaded discussion, HIPPA is of importance because it protects any information in which individuals can identify the patient, their health and history such as their name, social security number, contact, and billing information, and insurance ("American Medical Association ," 2015). HCPCS level two codes is one of the most popular coding systems because it is so widely used and is accepted by many healthcare facilities using private and public insurers. Gatlin, Mburu, Jackson, and Hunt mentioned that level two codes are used to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes. Some examples include ambulance services and