Privacy Issues and Technology
To prepare for this Discussion, review the Week 5 resources related to interoperability and health care standards.
Discuss the importance of:
Interoperability to health care information.
The role of privacy and security in health information.
The three security standards: technical, physical and administrative standards.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Reassessing your security practices in a health IT environment: A guide for small health care practices. [Part of the Health IT Privacy and Security Toolkit.]The Health IT Privacy and Security Toolkit was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is considered federal government information and is in the public domain. Provided by http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/healthit/.Read pp. 6–9, “Securing Electronic Health Information in Your Health IT Environment.”
American Hospital Association. (2003). The patient care partnership. Retrieved from http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/pcp_english_030730.pdf
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (n.d.). Why Do We Need Interoperability Standards? Retrieved from: http://www.himss.org/library/interoperability-standards/why-do-we-need-standards?navItemNumber=17493
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Interoperability vs Health Information Exchange: Setting the Record Straight. Retrieved from: http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/meaningful-use/interoperability-health-information-exchange-setting-record-straight/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Standards & Interoperability. Retrieved from: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/ehr-interoperability
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Health Information Privacy, Guidance Materials for Consumers. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. (2013). HIPAA Administrative Simplification (pp.10-115). Read the Notice of Privacy Practices section, pages 101-103.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010, June 22). Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act’s New Patient Bill of Rights. Retrieved from http://cuellar.house.gov/uploadedfiles/new_patients_bill_of_rights_fact_sheet_final.pdf