Protecting Patients Information
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.
HIPAA & The Privacy Law
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.
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.
Secure Video Surveillance for Patient Monitoring
Despite posing a threat to privacy and the dangers of its misuse by the officials, the usefulness of CCTV systems cannot be denied. These systems must be designed in ways that not only protect privacy and freedom while protecting the people against security threats, but they must also be able to prevent or detect any abusive usages by using techniques such as logging, encryption, video redaction, and authorization control mechanisms.