Tips and Helpful Hints:
Always use a Facsimile Cover Sheet when faxing;
Never share your User ID and Password;
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.
|Patient Right To Restrict Information Sent to their Health Insurance Plan||September 2014|
|Faxing Confidential Information||August 2014|
|Cloud Based Computing and Data Storage||June 2014|
|Breach Notification and Reporting||May 2014|
|Alias Designations||April 2014|
|Security Practices||March 2014|
|Business Associate Agreements||February 2014|
|Password Protection||January 2014|
|Reminders for the New Year 2014||December 2013|
|Social Media||October 2013|
|Release of Information FAQs||September 2013|
|Notice of Privacy Practices and Patient Request to Restrict the Use of Information||August 2013|
|Networking/S. Media||July 2013|
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 topics not found on this page.
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