Tips and Helpful Hints:
Always use a Facsimile Cover Sheet when faxing;
Never put Social Security Numbers (SSN) in emails;
Never share your User ID and Password;
Dispose of Patient Health Information (PHI) in shredding bins only;
Lock or Log-Off of your computer when you walk away from your computer.
The Privacy Buzz is a one page poster created and distributed monthly by the Privacy Office to raise awareness about protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient information. The Privacy Buzz offers information about new and revised policies, timely topics related to the privacy and security of patient information and helpful hints and tips.
Please post the Privacy Buzz on your unit bulletin board as a reminder of best practices. You are encouraged to discuss the content at staff meetings. If you have any questions with regard to any of the topics found in the Privacy Buzzes or want to suggest a topic for an upcoming issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Privacy Office.
|Protecting PHI||March 2013|
|Accessing/Viewing and Communication of Patient Information||February 2013|
|Security Practices||January 2013|
|Reminders for 2013||December 2012|
|Careless Handling of PHI||November 2012|
|Audit Alert||October 2012|
|Privacy Tips||September 2012|
|Technology Use||August 2012|
|Electronic Messaging||July 2012|
|Password Protection||June 2012|
|The Joint Commission Survey||May 2012|
|Integrity in Action||April 2012|
We have been creating the Privacy Buzz since 2009 and have covered multiple topics. Please give the Privacy Office a call at 6-3594 for further topics.