“October 15, Ms. Jones decided to go to another psychiatrist. She called St. John Hospital HIM Department and asked that her medical records from her May hospital admission be mailed to Dr. Lyon, as she has an appointment scheduled with him this coming January. Ms. Jones stated that she had also changed jobs in September, and her new health insurer was Liberty Life and Health. On October 30, Ms. Jones requested a copy of her medical records from her September admission. The new HIM manager in charge of correspondence, Don Day, stated that he was aware of a state statute that prohibited the release of medical records to patients without prior written approval of their attending physician. This has not been the practice at St. John Hospital”. In this part of the history the changing of the patients previous medical record was illegal because in the rules it is not legal to change the medical record until the previous doctor make an authorization to do so. In this part also the organization or doctor who change could have a penalty to change the medical record without having the agreement of the first doctor. . On November 10, Ms. Jones received a brochure and samples from Comfort Healthcare, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures ointment for patients with prostheses. Ms. Jones called the St. John Hospital registration desk to complainIn this part the patient has the right to request an amendment because her information about her protheses is being share with other without her authorization . Chapter 10: HIPAA Security Rule
Haslhem Wahas Chapter Discussion Questions 1. Why is knowledge of the HIPAA Security Rule important for HIIM professionals? The knowledge of the HIPAA Security Rule is important for HIM professionals to two main purpose to implement security safeguards to protect electronic healthcare information and to protect the person information when is being use the information. 2. List examples of how an organization can be in compliance with the addressable security standards. the examples of the organization that can be compliance with the addressable security standards are: to assess current security, risks gaps, to develop an implementation plan, implementation of solution and the documentation of decisions. 3. What are the essential parts of a successful HIPAA Security Compliance Program? The essentials parts of a successful HIPAA security compliance are: general requirements, flexibility of approach, standards, implementation specifications and maintenance of securitymeasures. 4. What policies and procedures are necessary for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule? There are two policies, procedures and documentation and those are: 1)Policies and procedures this is the requirement to the implementation of polices and procedures to adhere to the standards and others requirements.
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, St. John Hospital