JILL CALLAHAN DENNIS is a principal of Health Risk Advantage in Parker, Colorado and serves as chair of the legislative committee of the American Health Information Management Association and the Confidentiality Toolkit Task Force of the American Society for Health Risk Management. She is a contributing author to Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource (1996) and the principal author of the CD-ROM Managing Risks in Clinical Documentation and Health Information (1996).
Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information / Edition 1by Jill Callahan Dennis
A Blueprint for Systematically Protecting the Confidentiality of Health InformationAn AHA Press/Jossey-Bass Publication With the rapid computerization of health information, the public's demand for increased patient privacy, and recently issued federal privacy rules, health care organizations must respond with more effective systems for protecting medical… See more details below
A Blueprint for Systematically Protecting the Confidentiality of Health InformationAn AHA Press/Jossey-Bass Publication With the rapid computerization of health information, the public's demand for increased patient privacy, and recently issued federal privacy rules, health care organizations must respond with more effective systems for protecting medical information. Written by Jill Callahan Dennis, an expert in health information management and health care risk management, Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information offers a step-by-step approach to understanding and providing the necessary protections to patient data. This essential guide presents proven solutions to the most common risks to health privacy and summarizes the resources that can be used to avoid breaches in confidentiality no matter what the health care setting-acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, or home care. This comprehensive resource explains why breaches of confidentiality occur, offers guidance on how to determine the extent to which an organization is at risk of breaching confidentiality, and presents a blueprint for developing policies and procedures to prevent the confidentiality breach. The author also offers the direction needed to train employees, medical staff, volunteers, and vAndors to protect information and provide critical patient confidentiality. By putting in place the policies and procedures outlined in Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information, health care professionals will not only be in compliance with federal regulations, but will inspire new confidence in staff and patients. "Risk managers, HIM professionals, information technology managers, nurse executives, physician practice managers-anyone charged with securing patient information-needs Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information. Jill Dennis's down-to-earth style is easy to read, and she offers practical, invaluable advice."—Mary Brandt, vice president, professional
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Table of Contents
1.Introduction: Why Privacy and Confidentiality Matter.
2.The Legal Underpinnings.
3.Navigating the Confidentiality Minefield.
4.Developing Confidentiality Policies and Procedures.
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