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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Fouad N Ghannam, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This CD-ROM offers in-depth information on the privacy rule, pharmacy responsibilities, corporate responsibilities, and employee responsibilities under HIPAA.
Purpose: The purpose of presenting the material in this format is to identify key concepts and highlight the basic information about the privacy rule in order to improve understanding of the process. These are worthy objectives because understanding the HIPAA rules is a critical path in protecting the patient's privacy. The CD-ROM meets its objectives and is a useful tool that helps in understanding the responsibilities attached to this act.
Audience: This program can be used by pharmacy students and professionals, healthcare providers, and corporations.
Features: The program covers the privacy rule, pharmacy responsibilities, corporate responsibilities, and employee responsibilities under HIPAA. This presentation is effective, informative, and focused. It invites readers to self check their comprehension level via a set of questions that reflect the main points and ideas of the privacy rule. The CD-ROM is easy to install and has good documentation. The program has a unique and effective delivery system that makes the complicated subject easy to deal with.
Assessment: This is a high quality product, and one that is necessary to protect patients' privacy, for healthcare providers and all individuals who are involved in patient care.