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HIPAA, PHI and Patients" Rights

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Patients" specific rights regarding their protected health information, what is "Notice of Privacy Practices" (NPP) and when it should be given, know the situations where a patient’s request for access to their own PHI may be denied by the covered entity. Click here to watch the 21 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

To get quality healthcare, people should not have to sacrifice the privacy or security of their personal health information. The set of regulations known as "HIPAA" ensures that private patient data remains private, but the laws can seem complex, and the penalties for non-compliance can be costly.

New HIPAA Rules and Compliance training products from ATLANTIC define HIPAA terms, explain the laws and discuss what business entities and employees in healthcare-related fields need to do to comply with them.

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Video Transcript

Under HIPAA, patients have specific rights regarding their protected health information. First, covered entities are required to provide patients with a "Notice of Privacy Practices" (NPP). This document outlines the entity’s policies regarding the use and disclosure of a patient’s PHI. The NPP must be given to patients as soon as possible following an emergency. Under HIPAA, patients have the right to inspect, correct and request that changes be made to their PHI. Patients may also request that their PHI be communicated to them by other than the normal means and at alternate locations to protect confidentiality.