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How to Create a Successful Patient Watch Program

Appropriate staffing, training, collaboration and contract language are just some of the steps that will ensure the safety of patients, clinicians and security officers.

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires all federally covered healthcare entities and associates to follow strict guidelines on the release of protected health information to law enforcement personnel and agencies. In some cases, a subpoena is required while other permissions are based on a patient's actions or statements. In the end, it is up to hospital officials and their business associates to craft patient health data policies that comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule to avoid fines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. By Zach Winn · February 21, 2017

Drugs losses at federal hospitals rose tenfold between 2009 and 2015. By CS Staff · February 21, 2017

The nurse has been fired from the hospital and the incident is being investigated by local police. By CS Staff · February 09, 2017

The woman observed surgeries and breached several areas of one hospital. By CS Staff · February 07, 2017

The secretary is accused of stealing patient information and giving it to accomplices to commit tax fraud. By CS Staff · February 03, 2017

The decision represents a rare outcome for HIPAA non-compliance, which is often resolved with a settlement. By CS Staff · February 02, 2017

No deaths or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem. By CS Staff · January 12, 2017

The HIPAA settlement is the first to enforce the notification rule. By CS Staff · January 11, 2017

A woman was escorted out of multiple hospitals in the area under suspicion of attempting an infant abduction. By CS Staff · January 10, 2017

The data published included the names, addresses and social security numbers of 15,000 people. By CS Staff · December 29, 2016