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Patient Confidentiality: It’s Everybody’s Job, Not Everybody’s Business
Examples of breaches of patient privacy under HIPAA.HIPAA Training Schedule
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), effective April 14, requires all health care organizations to implement new privacy standards protecting the confidentiality, privacy and integrity of individually identifiable health information.
This means that BWH patients will receive a privacy notice upon registration. The privacy notice will inform patients of their new and expanded rights regarding their health information under HIPAA.
To prepare for such changes and to be ready to answer patient questions related to this mandate, all BWH staff are required to complete HIPAA training. The training will also help staff to identify what is considered a breach of patient confidentiality once HIPAA goes into effect.