HIPPA 101com 2013 website states HITECH Act provides over 30 billion for

Hippa 101com 2013 website states hitech act provides

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HIPPA-101.com (2013) website states:
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HITECH Act provides over $30 billion for healthcare infrastructure and the adoption of electronic health records (EHR). According to the Act, physicians are eligible to receive up to $44,000 per physician from Medicare for "meaningful use" of a certified EHR system starting in 2012 (para. 3). Providers must also treat their employees with respect and as equals, instead of taking advantage of them and abusing their kindness. By improving working conditions, the employees will treat the patients better and be more satisfied with their work duties. The OSHA provides providers with the proper tools to implement into their own organization, in order to assure good working conditions, whereas the HIPPA Act helps guide the provider on the proper procedures to assure patient privacy. Both Acts benefit the patient because it protects patient privacy and how they are treated ethically within an organization. Provide examples and specific cases in the examination According to the American Medical Association (n.d.), “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”(ARRA) that was signed into law on February 17, 2009, established a tiered civil penalty structure for HIPAA violations” (para. 1). Catapana (2012) quotes: In its 2011 annual report to Congress, HHS reported that in 2009 covered entities notified approximately 2.4 million individuals affected by a breach and 5.4 million individuals the following year. This number grew in 2011 and it will likely continue to grow in 2012. To date, the largest breach took place in October 2011 at Tricare, the health insurer of American military personnel, which affected 4,901,432 individuals after storage tapes containing protected health information (PHI) were stolen from a vehicle (para. 8). This is one case study that has been an example of how easy and vulnerable patient data is. In the hands of the wrong person great damage to one’s reputation can occur. HIPPA’s intentions are to protect patient privacy, even if EHR have been compromised. Currently, congress is working on legislation to enforce encryption to reduce the risk of losing pertinent data, over the Interne According to Harris (2010): In April 2004, 26 Benedictine Health systems (BHS) facilities became self-insured under a captive insurance program named the Benedictine Groups Self Insurance Association (BGSIA). Cost containment was imperative as skilled nursing facilities experience, at best, a 1%-3% profit margin. BGSIA incurred $5.3 million in workers’ compensation claim costs (undeveloped) from April 2004 to August 2008. Approximately 75% of claims and $4 million of total incurred dollars were related to patient handling. Nursing, strains/sprains and patient-handling tasks were identified as top workers’ compensation loss trends (para. 50).
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