Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:Regulating Health Care Summary 1 Lecture d Patient privacy and safety are high priorities for all people employed in the health care industry HIPAA has rules for the privacy and security of patient health information The Joint Commission supports initiatives for reducing medical errors 26
Slide notes:This concludes lecture d of Regulating Health Care . In summary, it is imperative, both ethically and legally, that everyone involved in health care maintain patient privacy and safety. HIPAA enforces rules about the privacy and security of patient health information. The Joint Commission supports initiatives for reducing medical errors, including the Sentinel Event Policy, the National Patient Safety Goals, the Universal Protocol for surgery, and the Speak Up Initiative. 26