Crisis Center Intervention and Redaction
The Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) passed the HIPAA privacy regulations in 1996 to enforce the protection of private medical information of patients. HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act, is less-widely known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act and became a federal statute by the 104th United States Congress. Clinton followed by signing the Act into law on August 21, 1996.
Redaction in Medical Malpractice Litigation
Redaction is often used in medical malpractice litigation to hide the identities of patients who aren’t parties to the lawsuit. Materials needing editing generally do not comprise medical reports since these are unique to the patient whose case is in dispute. Instead, documents that require redaction are those that might infringe on other patients’ privacy.
HIPAA & The Privacy Law
School Reopenings & Student Privacy
Coronavirus is changing the way schools operate, and there is a significant change in the learning environment. If there are recordings of students participating, communicating, or even giving demonstrations, then the information faces FERPA policies and heavy redaction from school administrators or other resources.
What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records?
Data Privacy in healthcare has become a hot button issue in the news lately, especially with firms such as Facebook coming under increasing scrutiny in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Did you know, according to recent legislation, patients or their legal representatives have the right to request access to their medical records?
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Privacy in Telehealth
Concerns regarding the privacy and protection of telehealth systems will adversely affect the trust of people in telehealth and undermine the ability of these systems to enhance health care efficiency, quality, and effectiveness. More stringent standards and regulations may be required not only for telehealth but also for all electronic user information to ensure effective privacy and security protections.
Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts
Proper redaction of all medical information – whether they be physical or digital documents, audio files, or footage from examinations – is imperative to following the law and avoiding the myriad of problems associated with a data breach.
HIPAA and New Privacy Risks with Tech Firms
Regardless of where your corporation stands, whether your company falls on the side of compliance with HIPAA or as a private firm, you’re allowed the loophole, it would be smart to not take advantage of patient information. Trust from citizens and consumers can make or break a business.
Ready for New Federal Privacy Legislation?
Businesses globally are scrambling to keep up with the onslaught of new privacy regulations. In that case, does the United States have a single broad coverage privacy regulation? Currently, the answer is no. What the U.S. does have is a variety of privacy regulations that are based on the circumstances of the individual or the nature of the business and the information that they handle. However, things are changing.
Implications of FOIA on Public Health
By understanding FOIA purpose and key provisions, public health workers, law enforcement, journalists, and researchers can make use of this powerful tool to obtain information about important public health issues while protecting sensitive information using a powerful video redaction software.