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NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 2 Protected Health Information (PHI): Privacy Security and Confidentiality Best Practices CM

NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 2 Protected Health Information (PHI): Privacy Security and Confidentiality Best Practices CM

Protected Health information* US department of Health and Human Services defines PHI as any identifiable patient information. * HIPAA Law-A federal law that protects patient health information.* HIPAA violations can occur when any patient identifiers become accessible to other interfaces without patient consent. * All Health care facilities fall under the HIPAA lawsWays to ensure you do not become a statistic by leaking PHI* Never access records out of curiosity* Always be aware of what you say and where you say it* Keep your cell phone and other devices away from patient information* Ensure information is out of sight or covered/10 most common HIPAA violationsHackingLoss or theftLack of employee trainingEmployee gossipingEmployee dishonestyMisplaced recordsSocial media3rd party disclosureUnauthorized release Unencrypted dataHIPAA violation fines can reach up to 50,000 dollars per occurrence and up to 1.5 million dollars per violation.Know what to do!If you suspect a privacy breech it is your responsibility to immediately report it. The interdisciplinary team will then investigate.Health care employees are terminated every year for HIPPA violations. DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC, PROTECT YOUR PATIENTS AND YOURSELF!!
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HIPAA, privacy, security and confidentiality violations can occur relating to social media even if the patient name is not disclosed. Posting ANY PHI on social media may be a HIPAA violation. Social media violations committed even with no malicious intent will likely result in disciplinary action including terminations and punishment from the board of nursing.HIPAA laws apply to any health care employee. Don’t let it be you! 

NURS FPX 4040 Assessment 2 Protected Health Information (PHI): Privacy Security and Confidentiality Best Practices CM

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