RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-17 Thread Bruce Bradigan
There was some good discussion of whether it was proper (legal) for the pharmacist to notify the prescribers (probably not), but if he stole the RX book, or someone suspected he stole the RX book, that was a (potential) crime and should have been reported to the police. I was thinking about

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Ribelin, Donald
So far, the best scenario I have seen is the phone call that requests the patient to call back to the office. Part of the call back involves a pin or secret code that the patient was provided previously. Donald L. Ribelin HIPAA Project Manager Firsthealth of the Carolinas (910) 215-2668 [EMAIL

Re: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Leah Hole-Curry
The OCR guidance at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/privacy.html under incidental disclosures indicates that leaving information with family members or on an answering machine or mailing information is allowed, but also cautions that professional judgment should be used to assure that the information

Re: What does it mean to have a separate authorization?

2003-01-17 Thread Leah Hole-Curry
I have always considered this to mean that you did not necessarily need separate types of forms, but that certain authorizations must be limited to single purposes. However, if only one authorization form is created, it has to be designed carefully to meet all the different types of situations

RE: Here is a good Privacy Issue that will cause problems

2003-01-17 Thread Christiansen, John (SEA)
HIPAA is not intended to *preclude* use of PHI for treatment. Consultation with other providers for treatment purposes is specifically permitted, under the broadest terms of any of the HIPAA use/disclosure provisions. But the definition of CE does not include governmental *law enforcement*

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Benjamin W. Tartaglia
With all due respect, and I mean it sincerely. Good idea for privacy Based on my many years of management engineering and the application of voice, data and image telecommunications systems in healthcare as an employee and later as a consultant I suggest it is unworkable. (really long

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Ribelin, Donald
A but who said anything about calling back and getting a human? Call back, get the robot, type in the secret code (pin), get the recording with the nurse and/or physician's message about my lab work. Donald -Original Message- From: Benjamin W. Tartaglia [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Lawson, Pam
This is exactly what my physician does. When I have lab work at his office, I am given a slip of paper that has dial-in instructions, the pin number and my code number and when I can expect for the results to be available. I dial-in and listen to my physician's pre-recorded message to me

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Bruce Bradigan
Can anyone point me towards vendors of systems like this (off list, please) Thank you, Bruce Bradigan Healthcare Consultant -Original Message- From: Lawson, Pam [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 1:03 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: HIPAA

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Beth . Kranda
Title: RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone Be careful - If you say that an authorization is required, a y/n question will not fill the void even if you track it. If you say that an authorization is required, it must be a HIPAA valid authorization and there are a list of about 10 required

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Gerry Friberg
Title: RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone 164.510 allows, but does not require covered entities to disclose or use protected health information to: Family members, close friends, or others assisting in an individuals care. Rule requires that the individual be notified in advance and given the

Re: HIPAA privacy and people

2003-01-17 Thread fwdanby
With the same due respect, and I, too, mean it sincerely, the word 'unworkable' is very tempting to apply to the whole HIPAA scenario where there is an interface with patients. Take a look at what all you very bright and well-intentioned folks have been posting over the past several months. This