IHP 501 Final Project Two Submission Policy Analysis and Testimony Transcript - 1 Alexis Autry Final Project Two Submission Policy Analysis and

IHP 501 Final Project Two Submission Policy Analysis and Testimony Transcript

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1 Alexis Autry Final Project Two Submission: Policy Analysis and Testimony Transcript IHP Global Health and Diversity Southern New Hampshire University Dr. Fahey November 15 th 2020
2 Since Healthcare first began it continues to become more advance and grow with the technology as the years go. Healthcare delivery evolution here in the United States began with simple home remedies that they use to treat anything from a common cold to a disease with. Now when you think of healthcare, all you think about is if you have insurance, what that will pay, and how much will I have to pay out of pocket. With the help and advancements of technology, it has helped the healthcare system we have today tremendously. Technology has allowed for more access to research and treatment which allows for better quality of care. Now that there is more access the physicians and patients are able to access medical records at a faster rate from patient portals and EHR’s (Electronic Health Records) so that they can provide more efficient and effective quality care. Due to the new updates of software systems withing hospitals and clinics, it makes way for more problems and the emphasizing the seriousness of keeping the information safe. Using technology, the most important healthcare policy that we use today is The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). The HIPPA privacy rules are “national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.” [ CITATION The \l 1033 ] This rule was enacted on, on August 21 st 1996. By putting this law in place, it made more complicated to get one’s information, but also has made an improvement with keeping one’s information private. I chose this policy because this is not only used for healthcare worldwide, but also with other jobs as well. HIPPA is one of the most important policies put in place due to keeping patient information confidential. HIPPA has both a personal and professional relevance because myself as the patient I only want certain ones being able to see my health information as well as
3 access this, and due to the HIPPA act I have say so over my own records. Its professional relevance is with my job as a patient access representative. I have to follow HIPPA laws everyday to having the patient relay their information to me for an appointment, and receiving paperwork with the patient’s signature in order to disclose or transfer their information. Three stakeholders that I would like to interview would be an office personnel, a clinical staff member, and a patient. The office personnel are affected by HIPPA when it comes to verifying patient information, getting their records for the office, and who they are allowed to speak with in regards to the patient. The office personnel also have to make sure all of these legal documents are signed so that the clinical staff is able to work with them. The clinical staff are

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