Patient Confidentiality: Privacy In High-Tech Era

Patient Confidentiality: Privacy In High-Tech Era

Updated in accordance with HIPAA's privacy standards and rules. Modern medical recordkeeping has been transformed by computerized data-sharing, fax machines and e-mail into a marvel of increased productivity and a nightmare of confidentiality issues. The HIPAA privacy standards mandate specific new rules for handling protected health information. Anytime a patient's confidentiality is violated, hospitals and caregivers risk expensive, damaging lawsuits.

Key Learning Points

  • Patient information stored in computer files
  • Records transmitted outside the facility's system via e-mail
  • Insurance company requests for billing information via fax

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Title Patient Confidentiality: Privacy In High-Tech Era
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Program length 16 minutes