Examining how other countries face the growing threats to the privacy and security of personal information, and how those approaches relate to US laws
By sharing cyberthreat intelligence, health systems can create better defensive measures against an evolving threat.
Patient Matching in the Era of COVID-19: Maintaining Control Over Patient Privacy and Data Governance
COVID-19 is changing nearly everything about the way healthcare organizations operate. From telehealth visits and elective surgeries to staffing strategies and sanitation protocols, hospitals and health systems are being forced to re-examine the very basics of how they deliver care in order to protect staff and patients from a highly contagious disease.
Political and public health leaders scramble to balance privacy and robust disease-tracking capabilities.
It’s no longer enough to just be compliant with HIPAA. With the added pressures of today’s health industry climate, it is time to rethink the traditional HIPAA privacy and information security model.
Healthcare privacy and information security is at a crossroads. Increased interoperability, portability, and connectivity of health information presents opportunities to improve patient care across the healthcare continuum.
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While evidence of the impact of social risk factors on health outcomes, utilization, and costs is mounting, the efforts to capture and standardize these data is lacking.
HIM professionals need to think not just about what is necessary to enable clinicians to communicate and exchange information in the moment but also about the impact that relaxed standards for privacy and security may have in the future.
Those charged with cybersecurity roles work to protect their organizations and the patients they serve against the reality that every new year brings more medical record breaches.
Because US providers’ experiences with COVID-19 have differed widely across the country, now is a good opportunity to regroup and assess what we think we know about the virus and how it could impact CDI and coding professionals in the future.
The role of data is critical in key initiatives of interest to providers managing patients in traditional care settings as well as coordinating care across the community and to patients as they seek to better understand and participate in their own care.
Imagine a world where health information management teams know in advance the documentation a payer needs to authorize an admission or conduct a medical necessity review, their IT systems populate the needed data for them to verify, and the documentation is then sent electronically to the right place within the payer organization for a timely decision.
COVID-19’s impact on global healthcare systems accentuated the vulnerability of health information and has catalyzed its stakeholders to reconceptualize current information privacy and security models.
Healthcare professionals have applied their expertise not just to the physiological threats of COVID-19, but to the pre-existing vulnerabilities in our health system that have been magnified by the pandemic, including information privacy and security.