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.
|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|
|Minimum Necessary||June 2013|
|Incidental Disclosures||May 2013|
|Test Your Knowledge||April 2013|
|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|
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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