10 WAYS TO AVOID UNINTENTIONAL BREACHES OF PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY
You’ve worked hard to get through your medical assistant training program and land a job. But not long after you start your new position, your employer gets hit with a fine for a HIPAA violation – and people are saying it’s your fault.
Sound like a nightmare? You bet it does.
HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a law that governs how patient information is handled. A key part of HIPAA involves maintaining the confidentiality and security of protected health information. Healthcare providers and their employees must ensure that patient information is protected when being used, transferred, or shared electronically, verbally, or on paper.