Confidentiality and HIPAA
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.
Articles and Books
Emerging Technology and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Boyce, B. (2017). Emerging technology and the health insurance portability and accountability act. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(4), 517-518.
This article discusses how providers and patients would like to use emerging technologies regarding health care. If done incorrectly this can cause HIPAA violations. Risk assessments must be completed to use technology in a way that does not violate patient confidentiality.
Social Media and Patient Protection: Don’t Ignore the HIPAA Implications for your Social Media Efforts
Sharpe, Sarah E. “Social Media and Patient Protection: Don’t ignore the HIPAA implications for your social media efforts.” The Dental Assistant, July-Aug. 2017, p. 16+. Health Reference Center Academic.
Social Media and Patient Protection: Don’t ignore the HIPAA implications for your social media efforts. This article discusses how to utilize social media within a medical office without violating HIPAA regulations. It describes what is and isn’t allowed and how to put certain things on social media without violating patient privacy.
HIPAA compliance and training: a perfect storm for professionalism education? Currents in contemporary bioethics
Agris, Julie L., and John M. Spandorfer. “HIPAA compliance and training: a perfect storm for professionalism education? Currents in contemporary bioethics.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Winter 2016, p. 652+. Health Reference Center Academic, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A478823464/HRCA?u=reno&sid=HRCA&xid=0a9b37af. Accessed 25 May 2018.
HIPAA compliance and training: a perfect storm for professionalism education? Currents in contemporary bioethics.
HIPAA Compliance Resources
This is the link to the HIPPA page on the Department of Health and Human Services website. It has videos and fact sheets, FAQ, information for individuals and providers and how to file a complaint.
This website is about HIPPA compliance from the American Medical Association. It has resources on how to comply with HIPAA to ensure the privacy of each patient’s medical information.
Webinars and Online Trainings
What is HIPAA? – Definition, requirements & Laws. This video is a concise description of HIPAA, why it’s important and what the different aspects are included in the law.
HIPAA 101: Five Steps Towards Compliance: This webinar discusses five key actions that an organization can take to improve their alignment with HIPAA and strengthen the organizations overall security.
HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. This document was created by CMS. It has definitions of who must comply with HIPAA rules, what the rules are, and what to do if their has been a HIPAA violation.
HIPAA Quick Guide
Amazon is looking for a professional who can “own and operate” the security and compliance aspects of a new initiative. This employee will also ensure that it meets HIPAA business associate agreement requirements, meaning Amazon intends to work with outside partners that manage personal health information.
Millions of people across the country do not receive the healthcare that they should be receiving because of transportation issues. Uber has launched a platform that aims to provide more transportation options to patients. They have partnered with Clearwater Compliance to ensure that patient data is secure and HIPAA compliant.
Nevada Specific Resources
Your Medical Record Rights in Nevada (A Guide to Consumer Rights under HIPAA). Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Nevada law give you rights with respect to your medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards that apply to records held by health care providers across the nation. Nevada law sets standards for records held by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers within the state. Most health care providers must follow both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Nevada law. If a standard in Nevada law conflicts with a standard in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, your health care provider must follow the law that is the most protective of your rights.